I have very fond memories of walking in the veld with my Dad to admire the views surrounding us. This instilled my love and deep connection to the earth and our environment, which I am very conscious of, and try to illustrate in my work.
– Belinda Ross
When I began painting I concentrated on Botanical illustrations with watercolours and painted those with infinite detail. I enjoyed that very much at the time. In 2005 we moved to Durban where I my met my mentor, Dee Donaldson, of Studio 3. She introduced me to oils, which I fell in love with immediately.
I am passionate about the richness of colour achieved with oils, how brushstrokes can be so illustrative, and how the layers build up and the physical presence of the oil begins to speak its own language.
I am most comfortable working on large canvases, and particularly enjoy painting Aloes, Mountains, and Seascapes.
I am also the wife of a very supportive husband, Andrew, and proud mother of three gorgeous daughters, Julia, Alyssa and Lindsay.
Due to Andrew’s career we have moved several times within South Africa and then to Lusaka, Zambia in 2010. At the time it was tumultuous upheaval but in retrospect it has been the most fantastic experience for all of us.