ABOUT CREATIVE HARDT – Belinda
creative hardt studio represents work by Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Artist Belinda Lindhardt
“I love to paint, draw and experiment with loads of different materials & techniques. That coupled with the fact that I am also a geek that is obsessed with learning … on any given day painting, drawing or mixing the two with digital illustration & pattern making.”
– GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION –
I have worked for a number of clients producing illustrations for corporate, medical, council companies in a variety of different formats. These include character illustrations and activity sheets as well as instructional illustrations for devices and illustrations for clothing & books.
I have also produced my own range of surface pattern designs that have been used on tote bags, scarves, books as well as collections for greeting cards & prints. Which can be purchased from my online shop or from RedBubble.
My illustration style is varied having worked in the Graphic Design & Webdesign industry for over 20years I work really well from having a brief so my portfolio is somewhat varied to suit the client project.
– ART MAKING –
My artworks are vibrant modern contemporary paintings and drawings.
I am inspired by capturing moments in time – nature, objects, colours, people and energy influencing our lives – particularly the seemly insignificant things that can quickly pass us by unless we stop to connect them with new eyes.
My art typically combines both painting and drawing disciplines using a variety of materials from pencils and ink through to paint and collage. I mix it up with a variety of supports including wood, canvas & paper with a variety of textures.
In my process, I am often inspired by pattern, colour & line. In my paintings, I will often set the surface with phrases, words, thoughts written on the surface which can influence the many layers that come after. For my contemporary works, I will work quite intuitively and organically.
For my figurative and realism styled works I will work to a more traditional method with underpaintings and lots of preliminary stages gradually evolving to the finished work.
Her Story – Bio
I am a professional artist, illustrator & designer. My design careers started in 1994, with my first business starting in 1995 creating websites and design services in Sydney. Since then my roles and clients have varied, too many to list here but I have also chosen to integrate art and illustration in my core business. I founded and ran the Australian Coloured Pencils Network for many years dedicated to the building of the Australian Coloured Pencil Community. Originally from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, I now call the Central Coast NSW my home whilst juggling all the means of motherhood, womanhood and a life’s journey with a commitment to finding and staying true to oneself.
In recent years, 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, I decided to put my in-person workshops and classes on hold and I am no longer teaching childrens art classes. I have released online classes through my own online hub for classes – Techniques Tutor.
I am currently and have been working at Paper Pens and Printing since 2018, as a graphic designer where my artwork is on display and where you may also purchase my greeting cards, prints and products displaying my designs.
Belinda Lindhardt trading as creative hardt ABN:55101087968