Belinda Paton

Belinda has been a full time artist since she graduated from art school in New Zealand in 1992. She has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and Australia and has won many awards for her work. She now creates, runs workshops and retreats and exhibits from her beautiful property “Misty Mountain Retreat”, deep in the hills of the Tararua region of New Zealand. She also teaches internationally and is available for commissions, workshops and retreats worldwide. I spend a lot of time out in nature, whether it is the beach, the bush or the mountains, where I get immense joy and peacefulness from just being and absorbing the energy. It is and always has been an abundant source of inspiration for me. I have always lived in nature, in New Zealand and Australia and it is the place where I get the most clarity and understanding of our journey in life. Nature is the true creator and the extensive spectrum of exquisite colour, texture and form, she never tires of creating, later become seeds of new work for me. I am also inspired by the spirituality of our ancestors and other cultures, their myths, legends and symbols are all part of my work to date and continue to inspire new artworks in me. I am very connected to living in a more natural way, growing most of my own food, closer to mother earth and the cycles of nature. I have worked with many different materials to express my creative essence, but I have always come back to clay as my hands just know what to do. I also love to work in paint as I love the vibrancy and translucency of colour I can attain with this. I use many thin layers of vibrant translucent pigment to create an iridescent effect, which is why some of my canvases seem to glow with their own inner light. To add another dimension of quirkiness and style to my work I also include other mixed media components such as mirror glass, fabric, cast paper, gold and silver leaf, copper and anything else that catches my eye. I like to explore many different materials and create refreshing new techniques and ideas, then blend them together to form a diverse fusion of layers of individuality.

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