Shirley Lawrence Bellows' Fine Art
Watercolours, Coloured Pencil Art, Acrylic Animal and Floral Paintings, Pacific West Coast art, Vancouver Island art, British Columbia Art, Graphite art

Shirley Lawrence Bellows


Shirley is a third generation-born Saskatchewanian but has lived in or near London, Ontario until the fall of 2004 when she moved to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

While in Ontario, Shirley was a member of the Brush and Palette Club in London and was thrilled to win Awards of Merit at 2 of their spring shows.  The first  (2003) was for a trio of Coloured Pencil Daylily portraits (see bottom of page) and the second (2004) was for a Watercolour of a peony, entitled A Peony Delight.  (see bottom of this page)

Shirley Bellows

Self-taught, Shirley's art is enriched by many diverse perspectives.  She is a 50 Year Member of the Canadian Kennel Club after breeding and showing Collies and Shelties for decades under the kennel name, Brightmeadow.  She is a former Ontario Master Gardener, is a Horticultural and Design Judge, is an organic gardener and a seed saving expert.  She was featured on live television for 11 years answering gardening questions.  On May 27th, 2023, she was featured in an article with The Globe and Mail newspaper for rescuing and saving the Blue Jay bean.   She has been a member of Seeds of Diversity Canada since 1988 and continues to be an avid seed saver.

A life-long horse lover, she enjoyed the love and friendship of her own horse, Robin Bint Rabannezabez, a registered 3/4 Arabian mare, for over 20 years. 

                                                          With Robin (1973)           

                                                Exhibiting Hayley (1987)            (Brightmeadow Summer Magic, Shetland Sheepdog)                  

Shirley works in a variety of mediums with watercolour, coloured pencil, acrylics and pastel being her favourites.  Her award-winning artwork hangs in the homes of proud collectors.

Floral and Animal Artwork

By combining her artistic talents with her extensive knowledge and love of animals and plants, Shirley is able to paint expressive and captivating portraits.   

New Work

Inspired by the beauty of her new home province, Shirley is now painting landscapes and seascapes as well as venturing into abstracts. 

                                              2003 award winning art           2004 Award Winning Art