Sunday, April 26, 2015

Finally have a website! 
You can now find me here:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In the half light

That moment at twilight, around a stream, reflections changing interlaced with your own reverie. 

Beginning layers of
'In the half light'
Oil on canvas
500 mm x 1500 mm

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dreaming about Jeff Buckley

Over the years, I've had many dreams about the chanteuse Jeff Buckley. This incredible soul made some of the most unique music I've  ever heard, a incredible vocal range coupled with virtuoso guitar skills, he was Page and Plant in one. Rest in Peace. 

Cloud 9
Oil on canvas
285 mm x 726mm

#cloud #oilpainting #contemporaryaustralianartists #belindagriffiths #monet #water #reflection 

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Art Instinct

The girls decided to join me in painting yesterday. A lot is learned by imitation, monkey see, monkey do. 

Ella's on the left, Liora's on the right. Different ages and different styles. 

Ella is exploring stylised realism, similar to that of the great Picasso, a whimsical interlude of profound figurative insights. (Lol)

Liora's abstract expressionism of the decipherable Cy Twombly,  colourful scribbles of language, formed by the hand. (Haha)

Both display a love of paint, unseen in any child before, hahaha, Robert Hughes eat your heart out!  The Art Instinct is well and truly alive in this family, thank you Professor Denis Dutton for your invaluable insights and to Mark Barrett for handing his book in my direction.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Diffraction Cloud

Diffraction Cloud
Oil on canvas 
260 mm x 765 mm

#oilpainting #contemporary #contemporaryaustralianartists #diffraction #reflection #clouds #belindagriffiths

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

By the light of the moon

Finishing touches and then a glossy varnish. Inspired by the moon on the sea and Debussy's Claire de Lune. 

By the Light of the Moon
Oil on wooden round

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Memory Glitch

And so it begins again. After selling the cloud part of this diptych for the MPAT, it's great to go back again and re create it. This time with a heavier wet into wet approach that once dried will have lighter passages scumbled over. Accompanied by Chopins Nocturnes.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Memories of Blue Technical information.

A little insight into the process involved in creating a piece like Memories of Blue (soon to be made in perspex.)

My final year of study sort to find a way to embrace both traditional and modern mediums. A highly unique methodology has been researched and developed to create this engaging art piece. A hybrid of traditional and contemporary art practices, this piece culminates both eras of art making.

The software utilised to create the waves structures, allows for complex patterns, not easily formed by hand given natures intricacies, but possible with the advent of the computer married with mathematics. Driven by complex mathematical algorithms which are based in statistical models of deep ocean waves.

Then a time consuming process of cutting the pine wood begins, driven by the computers geometric modelling, the machine forms the sculptures waves. This piece is unique in that it also crosses both disciplines of art, sculpture and oil painting. The wood is then painted in the time honored medium of oils.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What a fantastic weekend, thank you to all the lovely souls who popped through for a wonderful chat. The biggest pleasure about opening your studio to the public is the conversations you hold with such a diverse cross section of the world, from New York, LA, Asia, England, Wales, Australia and of course our beloved New Zealand. Thank you so much for stopping by Bayview Studios and the Arts Trail, it was a true pleasure meeting you all. Hope to see you again soon, from all of us at Bayview Studios. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Productive Day

In the studio today. One of the most difficult disciplines to adhere to, is to stay on track, when you have a vision to meet. Once the brush is in paint and for that second between the palette and the canvas, a million ideas and impulses excitedly pulse through your cells. Resisting the temptation a little, but not stifling it to stop the process, I look to my reference image to stay on track. Today was a highly productive day. Having an event to work towards certainly helps with this frenzied motivation. 

Random Memory Glitch
Oil on canvas
760 mm x 760 mm

By the light of the moon 1.
Oil on wooden round
300 mm diameter $195

By the light of the moon 2.
Oil on wooden round
270 mm diameter $150

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Waves in resin being tested for development! This is idea has been hovering around for a year now, very exciting to see it come to fruition. Next stop, lighting.

Collector of Daydreams

Finishing touches before of to her new home.
Collector of Daydreams
Oil on canvas
1500mm x 500mm

Monday, January 26, 2015

It's almost that time again! The Miramar Peninsula Artists in Action weekend is fast approaching, exciting times are just around the corner. Please pop by and say hello, Studio 8, Bayview Studios, Shelly Bay. You can purchase your ticket through me or the website, link below.  You also go into the running for a original artwork. Staying on the theme of the Ocean Looks Longingly to the Sky, is my piece.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

In my last year of study, my thesis covered the relevance of the digital medium and the question of whether it could eventually take over the mediums of the past. It seems fitting that I explore these themes and ideas currently, merging the traditional oil painting with digital elements.

Memory is a theme that keeps recurring in my work. Every moment is gone in the blink of an eye, creating a memory. Most of our thinking presides in our memories of the past. Given all the imagery and experiences of others we interpret from screens, it also plays into the question of what truly are our own memories and what are fabricated artifacts of computational images. This series seeks to juxtapose those two paradigms, one our direct experience and the other our virtual experience. One could argue our own subjective reality is a complete fabrication in of itself.

Memories are always changing, coalescing like clouds only to dissipate and re-emerge.

Reverie Of Memories
Oil Painting and Digital Paint, printed with archival inks on canvas.
400 mm x 600 mm

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Symphony of Raindrops
Oil on paper
450mm x 500mm

Packing this one up for Mum and Dad.
"It was the dazzling sun in my eyes, reflected in the water that day, that stole my heart". (Memory glitch) 
Oil on canvas
500mm x 1500mm

The Friends of Te Papa Museum visit. A treat to meet some art loving new people at the studios.

Cloud Eye
Oil on Canvas
1500mm x 500mm

Experiment with a new medium for clouds.
420mm x 297mm
Oil on Paper