Hello lovely people!
An invitation to my next exhibition, ‘Queens Greens’; which opens 24 September in the McKee Gallery at the Suter Gallery, Nelson.
Please join me for a glass of wine on opening night!
Tuesday September 24th at 5.30pm
This exhibition is a collection of paintings, inspired by the lush local Queens Gardens. These heritage gardens are a wonderful array of deep greens, dripping foliage, water reflections and secret pathways.
Having grown up in Nelson, I have fantastic memories of visits to the Gardens as a child. Rambling around beneath the huge trees, along the pond edge and being mesmerized by the arcing droplets from the fountain and the slow, lurching turn of the water wheel.
This exhibition will display paintings based on the Gardens, as well as surrounding landscapes such as the Maitai River. The work is loosely figurative, lightly abstracted and inevitably veiled in emotion and memory.
The show runs until 6 October, so you have plenty of time to view the paintings. For non-locals, please keep an eye out on Instagram for updates and photos of the works, and feel free to contact me with any enquiries.
With best wishes,
What a fantastic evening for the launch of my pop-up show at Wilson & Dorset last week. Thank you to those who attended! The response to my work has been absolutely wonderful.
A huge thank you to Ju at Studio Home for whipping together this show with her amazing enthusiasm, style and talent. And to Amanda and the team at Wilson & Dorset in Wanaka for offering up their stunning space to showcase my paintings. It has been a fantastic show.
There are a few paintings still available via Studio Home Art House - www.studiohome.co.nz
Now it’s a short break from painting, a quick trip to Argentina and then back into the studio, full of inspiration and energy to restock the the website with new artworks! Phew.
best best wishes
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.
We love you, Mama!
And now that we are Mothers of our own wonderful, naughty broods - oh how we appreciate all that you did! Truly. Your patience, humour, encouragement, compassion, selfless energy and lots of love.
If you are looking for a little something to gift your Mama this Mother's Day (Sunday 8th May), we have some beautiful things to make that breakfast tray extra special. Or something beside the bed to rest the tray on! Of course, just a cup of tea and a cuddle is pretty special too.
Georgie & Bee. xx
Moody blues March 10 2016, 0 Comments
Hello hello from the studio,
Just letting you know that the Moody Blues collection is nearly complete and we are looking forward to sharing it with you!
Moody Blues will be an artist series, that is, one-off artworks by Georgie, each completely original. These are expressive abstract pieces that have weather as the thematic link. Think stormy skies and broody seas... Balanced with some blue skies and reflective reflections.
Here's a little taste.
More on the site soon.
It's official - we are having a love affair with the colour navy. And all those deep inky blues...
So, we've decided to indulge this crush and have printed up a storm of gorgeous linen cushions in our Midnight navy blue and others in fresh white.
We're launching an offer of two cushion covers for $100 - starting Friday 26th February.
A fantastic easy way to give your living or bedroom spaces an update. These go with everything!
So, take your pick, mix and match a couple of designs and we will deliver them to your door. These make great gifts also, so feel free to include a note at checkout and we will happily include a gift card.
Georgie and Bee. x
The go-ahead people at The Bridge Street Collective have put together a fantastic pre-Christmas pop-up store in their cafe. They have a great selection of local designer goodies. Jewellery, artworks, environmentally-friendly textile bags and wraps from The Green Collective and Empire Eco Designs; and of course the Belle Hawk stable of plywood storage - shadow boxes, bedside cubes; paper prints and linen tea towels.
Stop in to see loads of beautifully made and affordable Christmas gift ideas. Shop Local! Hooray!
We are happy happy happy to announce that you can now find our Belle Hawk products in our first physical retail store. Ta daaa!
So if you would like to see our linens and our ply boxes in the 'flesh', call in to RED Gallery & Design Store in Nelson. Sarah and Caroline have a swoon-worthy array of art and design goodies in store, not to mention superb coffee! The artfully-edited range of local and NZ-made pieces, plus a few covetable items from overseas make it a very fine destination. We are pleased to be in such good company!
We will keep you posted as we expand our offering to some other fantastic retailers across the country - watch this space...
Thanks & wishes,
Georgie & Bee
We've made it! A new range of linen cushions and tea towels, paper and ply prints are all available now on the site. We love the natural, light, Scandinavian look of the collection and the textural products we have added to our range. The new collection entitled 'Ink Fables' is inspired by children adventuring in the woods - imaginary games, dress-ups, cowboys & indians, maybe even the odd pixie hiding amongst the toadstools...
Our ply, linen and Kraft paper print are all hand-pulled screen prints, made with love by Georgie at home.
We hope you enjoy the new pieces in the range, and please feel free to contact us with any feedback, questions or comments. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest to get up to date Belle Hawk news and see what inspires us.
Happy Homes, everyone.
Georgie and Bee x
We are constantly growing and evolving here at Belle Hawk, so after some feedback from you (as well as some all-important gut instincts) we are launching a fresh, new collection of prints as well as exciting new linen and paper products - yaaayyy!! We are keeping our ply range to help keep your home tidy in style, and adding some other items with distinctive Belle Hawk prints to the stable. These will be perfect to freshen up your kitchen, bedrooms and living spaces...hold onto your hats team, you are going to love it!
We will be sure to keep you up to date with items and launch dates via email, Instagram and Facebook so be sure to sign up / follow / like us to keep in the loop. Email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Georgie and Bee x