Belinda’s interest in Botanical Illustration and Plant Portraits has evolved out of a life-long passion for plants instilled in her from an early age by her parents who were both gifted and knowledgeable gardeners.
All her illustrations are life size and drawn from live specimens, many of which she grows herself.
She uses the traditional medium of watercolour on paper for the original paintings using many layers of paint to build up to the vibrant colours which make her painting so striking, bringing a contemporary feel to this age-old art form.
Belinda won a Silver medal at one of the Royal Horticultural Society’s winter shows in London for her paintings of Capsicums in 2006 just 18 months after taking up a paintbrush for the first time. One of these paintings – Capsicum frutescens Malagutea appears in a book “A Herança Africana em Portugal” (The African Heritage in Portugal) written by Isabel Castro Henriques, a well known Portuguese Author.
Belinda is a member of The Society of Floral Painters and will be exhibiting with them in 2010. She also exhibits locally in West Sussex where she lives and previously has had exhibitions at The Gallery in Cork St, Mayfair, London and in Edinburgh. As a member of Nymans Florilegium she is part of a team of artists recording the important collections of plants from around the world, in particular Chile, held at Nymans Gardens in West Sussex. Nymans is a National Trust Garden.
Belinda's paintings are held in collections in America, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal & Cuba. She welcomes commissions which are carried out in the appropriate season. As well as an evolving catalogue or originals some of her previous work is available as signed limited edition Giclée prints and greeting cards.
Belinda can be contacted through her website www.belindanoble.com
Rhubarb: 20 x 59cms