UPCOMING EXHIBITION - OPENING 18 MAY, NELSON May 05 2018, 0 Comments
I'm excited to be preparing for a new solo exhibition at RED Gallery + Design Store here in Nelson, NZ. It opens at 5.30pm on Friday 18th May and I would love to see you there.
Suzi and Ant at RED Gallery have been hugely supportive of my work since taking over the gallery a year ago. It's always thrilling for me to call in to their beautiful space and sup on a delicious coffee and see my paintings on their walls.
I've been working on this collection of new paintings for months. It is a culmination of thoughts, walks and studies of my local landscape and still life vignettes.
The studio is packed with colour studies, empty paint tubes; linens and canvases. It is a thrilling time for me - as the energy in the studio heightens leading up to the exhibition opening night.
Follow my BelleHawk Instagram feed to see all the sneak peeks of me at work and new paintings in progress. All exhibition works are available through the gallery, please call them on 035482170 for any enquiries. Or feel free to drop me a line anytime.
Home-Style Magazine Feature + New Art Prints March 22 2018, 0 Comments
Just a note to let you know to look out for the latest edition of NZ Homestyle magazine, featuring two of my original paintings.
Art director Juliette Wanty approached me to include my large landscape, ‘Red Earth’ and the smaller A4 size piece, ‘Ridge’ in their styling feature. I am a big fan of this publication and of Juliette”s styling, so I was thrilled to say Yes.
It’s a huge bonus to see paintings hanging in-situ in a home interior - it helps to imagine how they could work in different rooms, spaces and with particular wall colours and furniture. Also to have my work photographed professionally (rather than snapped on my iPhone in my paint-splattered studio!) is fantastic.
These two original paintings are available here online at Bellehawk.
I’m also running my first batch of limited edition giclee art prints of a selection of works including these two paintings. Art prints will be uploaded to the website very soon, along with framing options. Meantime, please enquire for details of this affordable art option. Exciting!
Thanks & best wishes,
WELCOME, 2018. January 24 2018, 0 Comments
This year I am studying abstracted portraits and still-life works, monochromatic works and looking at how to incorporate printed textiles into my paintings. An age-old approach. I can't wait.
In the studio I'm stretching new swathes of linen over frames and dreaming up new colour palettes. Wonderful stuff.
Also a return to my textile design roots as I incorporate some of my original drawings and paintings into new pattern designs that will be printed on fabric and turned into who-knows-what. Something delicious. I'm thinking silk scarves and linen totes... Suggestions welcome!
NEW WORKS & SUMMER LIFE December 06 2017, 0 Comments
I hope you enjoy browsing the website and viewing my paintings. Original artworks make original gifts! An artwork is a completely unique piece for your space and can be enjoyed for many years.
NELSON EXHIBITION - 'MOMENTUM GALLERY' NOVEMBER November 02 2017, 0 Comments
New works on show for the month of November at Momentum Gallery, Nelson.
BELLE HAWK ARTWORK
I'm excited to be presenting a new body of work in a joint exhibition in Nelson this month.
Original paintings on canvas, plywood and paper, as well as a selection of collages;
alongside the hugely talented Hayley Richards of Kami & Kindred jewellery design.
It's going to be gorgeous show of brand new complimentary design-led artworks.
Opening night is Thursday 9th November at 5.30pm
so please join us if you can!
MOMENTUM GALLERY, EQUILIBRIUM, 10 CHURCH LANE, NELSON.
The exhibition runs for the month of November.
KAMI & KINDRED JEWELLERY
Hope to see you local Nelson folk there! Otherwise, please enjoy our websites and drop us a line for any enquiries. x
CHRISTCHURCH ART EVENT OCT 26th-27th October 12 2017, 0 Comments
I'm happy to let all of you Canterbury folk know that I have a little exhibition lined-up for Christchurch at the end of this month. Opens October 26th 6pm.
I'm exhibiting alongside Christchurch artist, Harriet Millar at a private home on Papanui Road. The idea is that this is an informal setting to view the paintings, enjoy a glass wine and a catch up with friends. Please feel free to bring a friend and enjoy some art. All paintings for sale on the night and available to take home.
I will have some small paintings on ply, colour studies squares, as well as some larger landscapes on canvas. 10% of all proceeds go to the Uganda Orphanage Charity Fund.
Hope to see all of you locals there!
MAD SPRING & ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM October 01 2017, 0 Comments
"A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human naturefeels.
It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me."
'A Light Exists in Spring' - Emily Dickinson
Not sure if it's the mad spring weather or just my creative evolution but change is definitely in the air.
I am researching abstract expressionism at present and feeling totally inspired by the movement that happened predominately in the 1950's. Willem De Kooning, Clifford Still, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline....
I have begun to cut loose in my painting and mark-making, exploring expressionism further in my work.
I'm loving it!
This new work is entitled 'Uplift' and is available in the webshop
or via RED Art Gallery in Nelson.
SEPTEMBER EXHIBITION: Coolstore Gallery, Mapua August 28 2017, 0 Comments
Hellooo from the studio!
I'm keeping busy painting and preparing new work this week; happy to be exhibiting at The Coolstore Gallery at Mapua Wharf for the month of September.
Lots of small painted colour studies, a selection of collages on paper and some large original landscape paintings on canvas.
Drop in to view these works, alongside those of the talented Dunedin artist, Emma Francesca.
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL! July 31 2017, 0 Comments
Four new small original paintings just released to the web shop.
Don't miss out on your chance to own a unique artwork, before they disappear to the galleries! These four paintings are available for a short time from the studio at the 'artist direct' price (ie. without gallery commission added).
Small artworks are perfect for brightening up mantlepieces and shelf displays, next to the bed, on bathroom walls or beside the kitchen window...
All works are in acrylic with oil and chalk pastel highlights.
PS. If you would like any of these pieces framed-up in the signature Belle Hawk style, (narrow pale timber surround), just email me and I'm happy to arrange this.
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