Michelle Bellamy

Michelle Bellamy nz landscape painter and limited edition printmaker

Michelle Bellamy is a contemporary painter living in Nelson, specialising in capturing the New Zealand landscape with exquisite detail.

An avid mountaineer, Bellamy takes inspiration from exploring the corners and nooks of New Zealand’s lakes and surrounding inhabited landscapes. Back in the studio she creates meticulously detailed large and mid-scale paintings in acrylic on board. Her captivating geographic representations register and acknowledge a human presence on the landscape through the inclusion of familiar features such as South Island cribs and huts, set amongst exquisitely rendered tussock grasses and native flora. Bellamy’s precision brushwork and skilful layering of colour serves to intensify the clarity of New Zealand’s natural light and beauty.

Of her chosen subject, Bellamy states, “A contemporary style, yet an old subject matter.  The majority of the painting subjects I choose are under dispute of whether or not to leave them be, or to terminate them. Therefore, throughout my paintings I am always looking to record a small part of New Zealand history, that in the relatively near future may no longer exist.”

An established, full-time painter, Bellamy was raised in a creative home in Nelson with both parents working in artistic fields. Her father, Steve, and sister, Caroline, are also full-time painters. Bellamy’s works are held in private collections worldwide, and she has completed two large commissions for Sir Robert Jones’ collection in Auckland and Wellington. Bellamy has the distinction of winning People’s Choice awards in various exhibitions around New Zealand and her paintings have been widely published in books & calendars around the country.

Parnell Gallery has represented Michelle Bellamy since 2005.

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