Love Drawing Podcast 6: Pauline Bellamy

Edit: I give the website for the Bellamys incorrectly in the podcast – their website is bellamysgallery.com

My wife and I have been on holiday in New Zealand for the last three weeks, which was amazing. The only downside, I thought, was that I wouldn’t have a chance to add anything to lovelifedrawing for ages. Fortunately we came across the Bellamy Gallery in Dunedin. In this gallery lives the work of the multi-talented Bellamy family.

Pauline Bellamy has worked as a graphic artist and became known for her landscape paintings and has now moved into figurative artwork. She teaches a class on life drawing in her community. Luckily for us, she agreed to be interviewed for a podcast. However, recording it in the gallery meant that some background noise crept in halfway through – apologies for that!

Here’s an example of one of her figure drawings:

Figure drawing by Pauline Bellamy
Figure drawing by Pauline Bellamy

 

These are some of her etchings of orchestra performers, in her studio:

Pauline also introduced us to the wonderful world of etching in her studio
Pauline also introduced us to the wonderful world of etching in her studio

 

And an awesome etching of some penguins!

Etching adds a lot of character. Being in NZ, these penguins were probably drawn from life!
Etching adds a lot of character. Being in NZ, these penguins were probably drawn from life!

 

You can see more of her landscape paintings here.

Pauline’s sons are also creative types, with her son Manu Berry creating fantastic wood block prints like the one below (see more here), and her other son Max Bellamy working as a film-maker.

To build a solid foundation of life drawing skills, have a look at our new online course Draw Life Beautifully: The Fundamentals of Life Drawing Every Student Should Know

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