We first came across artist Chris Bellamy’s work last year when window shopping down Armadale’s High street in Melbourne. Bellamy’s latest works portray trees and forests as characters – symbolic of dark soldiers guarding a secret meeting lit in the midst of the bush. It is left to the viewers own interpretation to decide wether these clandestine ‘meetings’ are in fact for good or evil.
Having studied Graphic Design in 1986, Bellamy pursued her passion for the arts and continued into the world of freelance illustrating for the past 25 years. Having honed her talents in fine art and sculpture over the years, Bellamy has gone on to explore and work in many mediums – her recent works rely on rich oils to define her paintings in veiled layers of oil glazing effectively creating the luminous quality to the finished pieces.
Libby Edwards Gallery is right in the heart of Armadale’s shopping nirvana and their windows always make for great viewing. If your in the area be sure to head there now for Bellamy’s latest exhibition ‘Luminescence’. 02 March 2013 – 19 March 2013 libbyedwardsgalleries.com 1046 High Street Armadale Victoria 3143
“Teal Valley” Oil on canvas 122 x 91 cm
“Effusion” Oil on canvas 150 x 180cm
“Intrigue” Oil on canvas 122 x 91cm
“Accentuate” Oil on canvas 120 x 120cm