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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

Corporate Commissions

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