Long Series #1385 with text by Phillip J. Mellen.


#1384

#1385

This piece has a line that was provided by my friend Phillip J. Mellen. We have entered into a collaboration and at the moment he is working on some pieces that he will send to me to add my bits to. This is the second one I’ve completed though I do have a couple others started. At the moment I have two collaborative projects on the go, and I find it to be a rewarding experience to work with others.

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Have you met…Harriet Bellows?


An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Harriet Bellows.

Structure as Line Form. 18 x 24 inches. © Harriet Bellows. 2013

Structure as Line Form. 18 x 24 inches. © Harriet Bellows. 2013

Artist Statement
“The foundation for my paintings has developed around a platform of structure, line, balance and color as defined by simplicity. The element of abstract within my work further defines my ideas. In 2003 I began a series of figurative abstracts that define my idea of simplicity and its consideration for honesty.” HB

Blue Line. 10 x 10 inches. © Harriet Bellows. 2013

Blue Line. 10 x 10 inches. © Harriet Bellows. 2013

Biography

Harriet Bellows received her B.F.A. from Alfred University College of Art and Design in 1968 and her M.F.A. from Alfred University College of Art and Design in 1971. She operated a studio for 10 years before becoming a professional pilot. Her thirty year aviation career has strongly influenced her art concepts of space and environments. Harriet’s work is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Luce Foundation and the Mint Museum’s Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection of Charlotte, NC. and The Maryland Federation of Art.

Harriet Bellows lives in Wake Forest, NC with a studio in Durham, NC,.

Light on Motion. © Harriet Bellows. 2013 . On on view at The Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.

Light on Motion. © Harriet Bellows. 2013 . On on view at The Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.

Other material relating to Harriet Bellows.

Artist Website: Harriet Bellows.

Studio Blog: Harriet Bellows.

FRANK: Harriet Bellows.

Craven Allen Gallery: Harriet Bellows.

ArtSlant: Harriett Bellows.

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