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Brett Belot

Freelance Portrait Painter & Drawer

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Location:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/brettbelot
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About the Artist:

I was born in Maryborough, Victoria in 1973 and developed a love of drawing and painting from a very early age. I remember my father teaching me to draw horses and cars at around the age of 5 or 6. I was always sketching caricatures of people through my Primary and Secondary years.

After finishing my tertiary studies, I pursued a career in Surveying and Engineering in Melbourne, leaving little time for any artistic pursuits. I moved to Traralgon in 2003 with my wife and joined the Traralgon & District Art Society (TADAS) where I dedicated most of my time developing my artistic skills. I built my painting, drawing skills and studio practice working with artist John Mutsaers at the TADAS studios during this time.

In 2010 we moved to Bendigo where I continue my love of painting and look forward to exploring the many artistic opportunities that the region has to offer.

My favourite subjects are people and animals, mainly working in oils, acrylic or pastel, my work tends to be bright and bold.

Brett Belot – CV 2011

Area of specialisation/interest: Painting, drawing, community arts.

Exhibition Record:(*solo shows marked by asterisk)

2011: February - “Art in the Streets” exhibition in Bendigo. Selected as one of 20 local artists to exhibit their work in a local business.

2010: Six month commission (July - December) to produce a large (2m x 1.5m) scale historical oil painting to mark the 150th anniversary of the Maryborough Highland Gathering in 2011.

2009: Combined exhibition with Pearsondale artist Karen Templeton in Sale at Relish @ the gallery.

2008:*AfricART – Painting and Photography exhibition from East Africa incorporating World Vision Australia.
(October – November) at TADAS.

2007: TADAS, combined Animal Portrait exhibition.

2006/2008 Tyers Art Show

2004: Gippstafe Student Exhibition, Art Resource Centre (ARC), Yinnar.

Gallery Representation:

Clayfire Gallery Daylesford (2010)
63 Vincent St DAYLESFORD VIC 3460
ph: 03 5348 3733
Email: info@clayfiregallery.com.au

Across Africa (closed 2009)
Shop 4, 97 Princes Highway YARRAGON VIC 3823
ph: +61 03 5634 2126
Email: acrossafrica@bigpond.com

Prizes/Acquisitions:

2009: St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Warragul- Artist Playing Card Project, featured 3 of my paintings on the playing cards.

World Vision Australia - Portrait of our sponsor child donated in June 2009.

2008: Oxfam Canvas for change runner up, with a portrait demonstrating climate change. Chosen from over 12,000 votes online. To be used as an e-card and postcard.

2006: Maryborough Football Club. I painted a portrait of one of their past players who had passed away suddenly.

Education/Professional Development:

2009: Walter Magilton - Landscapes in oil.
2005/2008: John Mutsaers – Painting, professional development, artistic practice.
2006: Tony Hanning – Personal development, ‘Becoming an Artist’.
2004/2005: Agata Lelek – Pastel painting, professional development workshops.
2004: Gippstafe – Associate Diploma Visual Art, painting and drawing unit.

Professional Experience:
2007 - 2011: Practicing Artist
2009: Coordinating Community Arts projects as part of the Strategic Plan for the Wellington Primary Care Partnership in the Wellington Shire.
Projects included:
The Festival for Healthy Living (Mental health promotion for primary and secondary schools. Chair of the artistic steering committee.
Cyberbullying Project - Maffra Secondary College
2005/2008: Visual Art Teacher – Kids Club, (TADAS).
Bibliography:

2009: Published an article for the Australian Artist magazine May edition to profile the paintings for my solo exhibition on Africa in October 2008.

2008: Published media release articles for my solo exhibition in various print and online media.

Reference:

Mr John Mutsaers – Professional Artist, Arts Billabong Director.
Ph: 0402 392 799 or email jm.art@bigpond.net.au
http://www.johnmutsaers.com.au
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