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Bella Green

I paint, teach and make jewellery. My passion is colour, that is the main expressive element in all my work. My style fits somewhere in the middle between complete abstraction and purely representational painting. I value strong design and playful composition and hope to create works for slow enjoyment and contemplation.
I moved house last year, just around the corner, but my new studio is too small for public access, so I have arranged for the use of my old teaching studio for this year. My working studio is open by appointment throughout the year. Please email or ring to arrange.

Images of Studio

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About My Practice

I usually work on a series or theme, and always have between 3 and 6 paintings on the go at one time. They feed each other. Working in this way helps prevent me overworking a piece.

Observation, memory and imagination all play a part in my process. I use observed studies at the beginning and middle of a work. Just tiny thumbnails, or a longer drawing will be the beginning, with sketches on the iPad usually coming in to help me solve compositional problems at some point. I use colour intuitively to create mood and feeling.

Tools & Materials

I mostly begin painting in acrylics as they are fast drying. I work with these in many layers till the later stages of a work. I then seal it all with a layer of clear gesso which dries with a slightly gritty feel, which is perfect for my final layers which are usually in oils. I love oils for their richness and depth of colour in glazing. I use traditional techniques in a contemporary way to add luminosity and glow to my colour.

Examples of work

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Spring Fling Activity

Demos at noon and 4pm daily.

Offer for Spring Fling Friends

10% off all items over £50

Studio

104

Address

Mansefield Garden Studio, behind church, Bridge St, Lockerbie DG11 2HE

Facilities

Accessibility

2 small stairs, could be ok for narrow wheelchair

Evening Openings

Saturday

Price Range

£10
– £2,000

Contact Info

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