Tony Walter-Bellue – 29th September to 22nd October 2010

Tony Walter-Bellue – Light and Space
29th September  to 22nd October 2010
Open evening  4th October 7-9pm

 For Tony Walter-Bellue painting is a journey of discovery. The excitement and challenge of the work comes from the freedom to explore changing moods, colours and methods as the work progresses. The subject, whether real or imaginary, can then be treated in either a realistic or an abstract way. Landscapes mostly from the Kent and Suffolk countryside, based on sketches and colour notes made in situ or from memory, provide the basis for development later in the studio, and are the inspiration for much of his current work in acrylic and pastel.

Tony Walter-Bellue NDD
Tony’s background is in graphics and he gained his Diploma in Graphic Arts at Hornsey College of Art in London and went on to work as an editorial and advertising designer with The Ambassador, the British Export Magazine, based in London’s Mayfair. Moving on from publishing, he enjoyed a long and successful career with a London Design Group working as a Typographer, Designer and then Art Director, during which time he worked with many major companies such as Unilever, ICI, Cable & Wireless, Castrol, Canon and also with Philips in Holland and Texas Instruments in the USA.

A former committee member and exhibitor with The South East London Art Group, his work has been shown in The Camberwell Gallery, The Royal Exchange, Blackheath, Eltham Palace, and more recently in Rochester, Long Melford, Suffolk, Otford, and the South East Open Studio. He currently has an exhibition of limited edition gliceé prints of his work on permanent display at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California.

In addition to his painting he attends a regular life class, which as well as drawing and painting from the figure, allows the opportunity for portrait studies as well. He continues to work as a freelance designer and illustrator receiving commissions from UK publishers and Design Groups, and is currently preparing illustrations for a series childrens’ story books.