Biography

  Caroline Bellamy has recently  graduated from  the Ilam school of Fine  Arts Christchurch,  majoring in  painting. Caroline is a  emerging  young  New Zealand artist. Born in Nelson,      Caroline started painting at a young  age and  sold her first painting in  the Rutherford Gallery  Nelson aged 14.  Her Father being a sign writer  and  painter and mother a medical  illustrator she  has  always been  surrounded with artistic careers  and  skills.

 Energetic, thick, bold brush marks  depict the  naturalistic forms. Simplification and  exaggeration of the landscape characteristics  communicate emotion and give the work a sense  of spontaneity. A complexity of naturalistic colour creates an emotive atmosphere and depicts a strong sense of depth.

Caroline translates the energy of the landscape by becoming physically involved with the paintings by using her full arm-span and bodily movements in the brush flourishes. The large scale gives the painted landscapes a greater sense of space and scale and places emphasis on the large weighty land masses.
From the valley rivers up to the mountain top alpine tarns, Caroline a passionate tramper and mountaineer, tramps into these remote areas (often long multi day trips) directly experiencing the landscape and translates these experiences into her paintings.

Caroline produces work in multi media, her main medium being oil on board, linen and canvas. Bellamy has taken on many commissions and sells her work throughout New Zealand.