About The Artist
Belinda Nadwie creates abstracted landscapes that traverse emotional, psychological and spiritual experience.
Working with oil paint, charcoal, spray paint and oil crayons, she captures a spectrum of moods – from quiet, melancholy moments of indigo and teal to swathes of Persian pink and saffron. The viewer can choose where they sit in this vast spectrum of emotion; whether they gravitate towards the darkness or the light.
The artist paints intuitively without preconception, each work reading like a painterly stream of consciousness, a reflection upon her inner world and the evocative tones of the Australian landscape. Her paintings capture a fleeting moment in time, portraying the mood and the inspiration of that particular moment of inspiration. The artworks come together spontaneously in a colourful union of light, colour and texture.
“Colour and balance are my passion,” says Nadwie. “My expressions are all feeling–based.”
Although the works are predominantly non-representational, there are moments in which physical landscapes manifest across the canvas.
“Inspiration comes from the way light and contrasts form over real, natural elements of the landscape around us. My artwork draws on what is real, and turns it around to reflect inwardly on the effects of light and darkness, moods, colours and thoughtfulness.”
Underscoring these reflections on the physical world around us, the artworks also draw on the artist’s experiences of motherhood and the maternal, nurturing instinct that binds mother with child. Soft light, playful shadows and gentle sounds are represented by pastels and whites , portraying innocence, joy and love while also channelling a sense of spirituality.
“Ultimately, my paintings symbolise the power of the mind in choosing a positive outlook despite what are often challenging circumstances in life. The works are energetic, and I like to think that my abstracts all have a sense of enduring optimism, . It’s about being at peace with oneself, being present in the moment and embracing light and positivity.”
By presenting the purity of self–expression, Nadwie’s paintings offer a peaceful and natural respite from our fast–paced technological lives.
Belinda has been painting since the age of 5
Year 1 Bachelor of Fine Art – Curtain University WA 2007
Belinda’s works held in Private Collections in UK, London, New York, Texas, California, Japan, Denmark, New Zealand and hundreds across Australia.
- Gold Coast Art Centre – Gold Coast 1990
- Gold Coast Art Centre – Group Exhibition – Gold Coast 1992
- Art Connection Gallery – Group Exhibition – Oxenford QLD 2005
- Art Moment Gallery – Group Exhibition – Bondi 2006
- Swanes Nursery – Group Exhibition – Dural 2007
- Eden Gardens – Solo Exhibition – Ryde 2007
- Arcadian Artists Trail – Group Show – Arcadia 2015
- M2 Surry Hills – 2019
- The Block Exhibition – TBC Gallery, Art Lovers Australia – 2019
- Windsor Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand 2022
- Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane 2022
- Art Lovers Australia Gallery, Gold Coast 2023
Art Lovers Australia Gallery, Melbourne 2023
Bluethumb Gallery, Brisbane 2023
Bluethumb Gallery, Adelaide 2023
- The Other Art Fair - Sydney 2023
- Fiercely Feminine Exhibition, Sydney 2023
Featured in Art Lovers Australia Collector’s book 2022, 2021,
Featured in the 3rd Annual Edition of Art Folio coffee book 2022
Featured on Selling Houses Australia 2022
Winner of Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2021
Winner of Sydney Hills Local Business awards 2020 and 2021
Finalist for Art Lovers Art Prize 2020, 2021, 2022
Finalist for Bluethumb Art Prize 2021
Featured on ‘The Block’ 2019 series
Winner of Art Lovers Australia Peoples Choice Award 2018
Colour • Life • Love • Patterns • Nature • Happiness