Hey… I am Belinda.
I am an artist/painter, illustrator & graphic designer, based on the Central Coast NSW.
I am inspired by the beauty I see everywhere – in landscapes, in people and in the playfulness of colour, light, form and movement.
I love creating art that brings joy to people’s lives. From colourful, abstract painted landscapes to captivating portraits and intricately detailed drawings, I create art and printed products that make ideal gifts or pieces to keep for yourself!
creativehardt studio showcases my current collection of original art and printed designs which can all be purchased online. Grab a cuppa and take a look around.
I love connecting with people who share my passion and want to be part of a creative community. If you’re a like-minded soul, please say hi and connect via all my socials.
I love to create, to experiment and try new techniques, mediums & materials. I am always curious and open to the possibilities with my art. It’s exciting to let my creativity be my guide and see what emerges on the other side.
Art requires an element of trust, bravery, and freedom. These things come from within. I’ve been creating art all my life, but it has taken many years to develop as an artist and happily embrace the process and practice.
Expressing myself through art and being able to share and connect with others sparks a fire within me. It’s what drives me to continue to create.
– ART MAKING – What I do.
I create original artworks which can be in the form of original paintings for walls & prints.
I am also a surface pattern designer & illustrator, so I absolutely love making designs for products from my art & drawings such as greeting cards, stationery & home decor items which are available for sale via my online shop or for art licensing opportunities.
I also work with clients in the film & TV industry, corporate, small business and medical fields creating illustrations and working on their projects.
My art typically combines both painting and drawing disciplines using a variety of materials from pencils and ink through to paint and collage & watercolour.
I mix it up with a variety of supports including wood, canvas & paper with a variety of textures. If the project requires I love combing these traditional practices with the digital ones as I am big on not reinventing the wheel and i get a bit geeked out by seeing if we can create projects in an efficient way using all the skills and tools that are available.
In my process, I am often inspired by pattern, colour, line & texures. I love being able to use natural elements and being inspired by nature whereever possible from my local environment or from references. I love mixing up styles to have particularly in my series of work that celebrates women and feminity to have very detailed sections of the artwork infused by some messy “unfinished areas”.
I have been dreaming for years to create a business that fully supports myself and my family through creating & sharing my artworks and products.
I have a dream of a bright studio and gallery where I can create and show and hold workshops which also caters for my design business.
On my short list in 2022, is to buy a Wacom Cintiq to further upskill my digital design skills, -Donations are welcome 🙂
A bit more about me
Originally from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, I have called the Central Coast my home for many years.
Both my parents are immigrated from Denmark before I was born, so I have a rich
Scandinavian influence in style & culture.
I studied Graphic Design in 1995 and started my first business in 1996 creating websites.
I am mainly a self-taught artist being a student of the internet, taking classes, youtube and mostly just trying not being afraid to give things a go and ready to take myself out of the comfort zone as every time I have taken that leap amazing things have come my way.
I am a solo mum to these handsome fellows, raising these humans I think will have
be my greatest achievement and creation to date.
Interested in Working with Belinda?
Do you have a project you would like to chat about?
I would love to hear all about it and discuss the possiblity of working together. Email is probably the best way to contact me, please drop me a line and Let’s Chat.
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Her Story – Bio
I am a professional artist, illustrator & designer. My design career started in 1994, with my first business starting in 1995 creating websites and design services in Sydney.
I founded and ran the Australian Coloured Pencils Network for many years dedicated to the building of the Australian Coloured Pencil Community.
I have taught many workshops to both adults and children in Mixed Media, Coloured Pencils from my studio, in private venues as well as at the Gosford Regional Gallery for many years. In 2019, partly due to lockdowns, I decided to put my in-person workshops and classes on hold till a later date to focus on the building of my portfolio and my design business. I have decided that I will no longer be teaching children’s art classes.
I have released online classes through my own online hub for classes – Techniques Tutor.