Susi Bellamy creates vibrant, colourful interiors based on original and unique artwork painted in the studio, and hand marbled paper designs using traditional techniques. Her artwork is inspired by her great love of colour, her background as a fashion editor and her time working and living in Florence. Susi has an MA in Fine Art from Northumbria University and her work can be found in collections internationally. She now works from Cobalt Studios in the Ouseburn, Newcastle. Further highlighting her passion for colour, Susi is also the chairman of the Colour Collective UK.
Born in 1964 Cardiff, South Wales
1983-85 Studied Fashion Journalism at London College of Fashion
1985-1987 Fashion Editor of The’ Magazine, London
1987 Fashion Editor at Company Magazine, London
1988-1993 Fashion and Beauty Editor, Brides Magazine, Conde Nast, London
1993-1995 Studied art at Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, USA
1995-1999 Studied painting in Woodbridge, Suffolk
2000-2004 Fine Art Degree at Sunderland University, England
2004 – present Painting and teaching in Florence, Italy
Selected Group Exhibitions
Denis Taplin Gallery, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
The Samling Foundation Show, Dilston House, Northumberland, England
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, England
The Arts Café, Corbridge, Northumberland, England
Participated in the Art Tour, Open Studios, Northumberland, England
Galleria Mentana, Florence, Italy
Works in Private Collections
Great Britain, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Japan
Susi’s art is a reflection of nature at its best, the direct and sometimes contrasting colours and the vivacity of her paintings give the caste’s ancient structure a new dynamic and vigour.
The castle has been since 15th century a place of inspiration, namely for Michelangelo, and is still today thanks to its light and essential style, a great stimulus for artists.