New Work

New Work

October 05, 2020

This painting is part of the 'Layers Of Aotearoa' exhibition. Exhibiting together for the first time, ‘Layers of Aotearoa’ brings together new paintings by sisters Caroline and Michelle Bellamy, and their father Steve Bellamy.
Come and view this painting on Tuesday 20th October 5:30-7pm (RSVP) at the Parnell Gallery.

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Where wine meets art!

Where wine meets art!

September 17, 2020

Where wine meets art! 🍷 What do you think? Here is Michelle’s Mapua Crimson painting on the new Shangri-La Pinot Noir label.

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A taste for fine art

A taste for fine art

September 09, 2020

Yesterday I received this message: "Just to let you know I received your beautiful print today - thankyou. I grew up there and it brings back great memories. Sadly, my 12 week old pup managed to get it down from a height...

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The 2021 Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar

The 2021 Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar

August 17, 2020

Here is the new 2021 Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar. Michelle's art features alongside 3 other well known NZ artists.

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Walking the ranges

Walking the ranges

August 11, 2020

Hit the hills on the weekend, can’t tell you where it was. Top secret. Out on a deer mission this time with some new scenery to explore along the way. 12+ point stag wanted. No luck. Was not found.

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Poolburn Dam progress

Poolburn Dam progress

August 05, 2020

Poolburn Dam progress. Putting down the early morning mid-tones on this new piece of art.
Poolburn Reservoir, also known as Poolburn Dam, is a reservoir in Central Otago, the water is used by farmers in the Ida Valley and gets pretty low by Autumn. It was quietly abandoned, apart from a passing farmer and very chilly at night.

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New Kahurangi National Park painting

New Kahurangi National Park painting

July 09, 2020

Getting a little sideways with this one. Early stages, layering up the tones in the tussock, each blade of tussock is gone over multiple times to bring it forward from the shadows and retain colour saturation.

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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

June 23, 2020

No snow at all on the peaks, and this is the shortest day of the year!!! Can’t complain, it felt like late summer up there. The colours were spectacular, now to mix up some paint colours while the palette is fresh in the memory!

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Mapua Crimson

Mapua Crimson

June 10, 2020

Last of three, is the Mapua Crimson painting. This artwork was painted to complement the Pinot Noir, and will be gracing the Shangri-La 2020 Pinot Noir labels as part of the Blackenbrook art series * Sunny Nelson - New Zealand. 

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Overlooking the Port, Nelson City

Overlooking the Port, Nelson City

June 09, 2020

Second & one of three, is Overlooking the Port, Nelson City. This artwork was painted to complement the Gewürztraminer, and will be gracing the Shangri-La 2020 Gewürztraminer labels as part of the Blackenbrook art series * Sunny Nelson - New Zealand.

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The Blackenbrook Winery

The Blackenbrook Winery

June 08, 2020

First up is The Blackenbrook Winery painting. This artwork was painted to complement the Sauvignon Blanc, and will be gracing the Shangri-La 2020 Sauvignon Blanc labels as part of the Blackenbrook art series * Sunny Nelson - New Zealand.

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Frozen paradise

Frozen paradise

May 21, 2020

So happy to get into the mountains again! We live in paradise! Although there’s no snow yet, it’s getting nippy up there. The tent froze at 6pm...

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