B e l i n d a H e r f o r d
is a modern abstract painter who paints because of the personal spiritual satisfaction of communication it avails her and because she enjoys working in solitude.
She is proudly self-taught.
She has exhibited her diverse collections of large abstract and figurative oil paintings on Belgian linen since 2003, with collectors worldwide.
Her bold, spiritually touching paintings are unique, transforming a space to create a depth of presence that is ethereal yet palpable and which capture her love of nature and ancient cultures.
Belinda paints without restraint, design or superficiality, her energy flowing directly onto the linen bringing them to life with colour and movement that imparts a feeling of calm simplicity or tender moodiness whilst allowing them to be contributed to by the viewer.
She utilises the sfumato painting technique which is a delicate multi-layering of dark on light to produce barely perceptible changes in colour, blurring the edges and outlines so that some appear awash with water or ripple and bend.
The journey does not end with the first viewing, as the depths of her paintings emerge over time and in different light.
Apart from their titles, Belinda prefers to allow the viewer to interpret her paintings rather than be drawn into explaining her abstract offerings, believing that all abstract work should be allowed their own communication without interference or verbal analysis by the artist although she has always maintained that all her paintings are reflections of her spirit.
"People are free to see whatever they want in my paintings and that is a good thing."
2019 "The Eighth Dimension" Poeta, Noosa Heads
2018 "Elemental" Poeta, Noosa Heads
2017 "Under the Radar" Poeta, Noosa Heads
2015 "Me We" Poeta, Noosa Heads
2014 "Frontierland" Poeta, Noosa Heads sponsored by Audi Sunshine Coast
2011 "You Can't Eat Money" Sable Gallery, Noosa Heads
2010 "Le Jardin Secret Deux" Sable Gallery, Noosa Heads
2009 "Le Jardin Secret" Kozminsky Level 1 Gallery, Melbourne
2007 "Portrait of a Nomad" Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
2006 Corporate Invitation Macquarie Bank, Brisbane
2005 "Juju Baby" Hemmesphere, The Establishment, Sydney
2004 Retrospective Audi Centre, Brisbane
2003 "Fabric of Life" Netanya Resort, Noosa Heads
2003 Untitled Debut The Establishment, Sydney
2008 Melbourne Art Show Kozminsky Level 1 Gallery
2006 Cooper Gallery Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
2005 "Hands of Peace" Touch of Mandela Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
2004 Fusions Noosaville
2009 Firstlight International Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
2008 Settler's Cove Noosa Heads - 10 piece
2006 Lighthouse Finance Sydney Offices - 15 piece
2003 Bell Partners Sydney
2003 RSP Recruitments Sydney
2015 Finalist Doug Moran Photographic Art Prize
1986 Australian Gown of the Year