Belinda has been a full time artist since she graduated from art school in 1992. She has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and Australia with many solo exhibitions and has also won many awards for her work. She now creates, runs workshops and exhibits from her beautiful property “Misty Mountain Retreat” deep in the hills in the Tararua region of NZ.
Belinda can be contacted as follows:
By email: opalskydancer[email protected]
Or by phone: 022 0725517
You can also check out her website at:
Or find her on Facebook at:
Belinda is a tutor and is available for commissions.
"I have worked with many different materials in my life but I have always come back to clay as my favourite. I started potting very early as my Mother was a potter so it is second nature to me and my hands just know what to do. I love the freedom of form it offers me when I spiral and twist it into whimsical enchanted shapes and also the depth of detail I can achieve with it. The possibilities are endless and this I find intriguing and addictive.
I also love to work in paint because of 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."
- Belinda Paton, Ngaturi, Pahiatua