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 Saskatchewanean 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.  

Shirley Bellows

Self-taught, Shirley's art is enriched by many diverse perspectives.  She is a Life 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.   Shirley is a dedicated volunteer with Seeds of Diversity Canada, www.seeds.ca.  

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