ARTIST STATEMENT: HARRIET BELLOWS
The groundwork for my art has developed around a sense of structure, line, balance, and color. My involvement with layers of paint, ideas of volume, space and the interaction of these elements has established a platform. Within this context one of my greatest considerations deals with the honesty of simplicity and the demands associated with it.
The portraits are of no specific individual except when noted. These portraits center around moments and moods or an expression. Very often the face portrays a facial feature most prominent within that expression.
Although I haven’t made any clay pieces for seven years I have always felt that my clay has been as much about volume and form as the images that I paint on canvas.
ABOUT HARRIET BELLOWS
Private Drawing Study with C.K. Nelson who was a former student of the painter Hans Hofmann.
MFA: NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1971
BFA: NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1968
2012 – The FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
– NCMA, Art of The Auction, a juried event, preview March 30, 2012
- 311 West Martin Street Galleries, Raleigh, NC,
2011 – Durham Art Guild Juried Members Exhibition, December
- Durham Art Guild’s 2011 Annual Members’ Show, Durham, NC
– New Work Previewed at The Craven Gallery, Durham, NC
– Craven Allen Gallery, Group Exhibition, Durham, NC
1971 – 1984 – Established studio In Alfred, NY
1974 – Instructor, Summer Session, NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
1983 – Corporate Pilot, Flight Instructor
Airline Pilot: 1989 – 2010, B727, Pilot, Certified Flight Engineer
Airline Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Member, 28 years
Full Time Visual Artist: 2010
Awarded Studio at The Golden Belt Artists Studios, Durham, NC. April 1, 2011
Smithsonian American Art Museum/Luce Foundation and The Renwick Gallery: Permanent Collection
The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian, The Craft Multiples Show, 1972 (Permanent Collection)
The Mint Museum, The Permanent Collection, Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection, Charlotte, NC
Artist’s Website: www.harrietbellows.com