Chris Bellamy

Chris Bellamy

Bellamy’s paintings resonate with a supernatural energy, as though from a parallel world, whilst investigating universal themes of time, light and memory. Applying her signature blurring technique of luminous oil layers, trees and forests portray the character and symbolism of dark soldiers guarding a secret meeting lit in the midst of the bush. The viewer may ask... is the light used to illuminate mysterious happenings, good or bad? This ambiguity stimulates the imagination to envisage an awaiting narrative. 

 

Chris Bellamy studied Graphic Design in 1986 and has worked as a freelance illustrator for 25 years for clients in Australia, Europe and North America. The artist’s fine art and sculpture has evolved over the years in between her illustration work. She has worked in many mediums and now employs rich oils to define her paintings in veiled layers of oil glazing.

 

  

Exhibitions

2013 - Luminescence solo show at Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

2012 - Exhibition at Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney

2012 - Exhibition at Without Pier Gallery, Melbourne

2011 - Belle Arti, Chapman and Bailey Art Award Exhibition, Melbourne

2011 - Solo Exhibition at Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney

2011 - Art Melbourne with Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney

2011 - Mansfeild Art Exhibition for without Pier Gallery, Mansfeild

2010 - Postcards Exhibition at Without pier Gallery, Melbourne

2010 - Sculpture Exhibition at Bayside Sculpture, Melbourne

2010 - Belle Arti, Chapman and Bailey Art Award exhibition, Queensland

2010 - Exhibition at Without Pier Gallery, Melbourne

2009 - Sculpture Exhibition at Bayside Sculpture, Melbourne

2009 - Postcards Exhibition at Without Pier Gallery, Melbourne

2007 - 9x5, Melbourne

2002 - Gipps Street Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne

2000 - Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne

1999 - 9x5, Gasworks Gallery, Albert Park, Melbourne

1998 - 9x5, Chapel off Chapel Gallery Prahran, Melbourne

1997 - 9x5, Chapel off Chapel Gallery Prahran, Melbourne

1997 - Group exhibition, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne

1996 - “Sister- All curves no conscience” Kazbar, South Yarra, Melbourne

 

 Background

2003 - 2008 Freelance illustrator for clients in Australia, Europe and North America;

1999 - 2002 Freelance illustrator with Arts Counsel, New York, New York;

1994 - 1998 Freelance illustrator for JM Artworks;

1991 - 1994 Illustrator for Simson Greeting Cards;

1990 - Freelance Illustrator in London;

1989 - Illustrator for Peter Tovey Studio - Prahran, Melbourne;

1983 - 1986 - Perth Technical College (Graphic Design Diploma);

1987 - Illustrator for Advantage Design, Perth, Western Australia;

 

Collections

Artbank - 2011

Private Collections both national and international