Belinda Fox is a lyrical, abstract artist who explores the precarious balance in contemporary life between hope and doubt. Her paintings and works on paper reveal her search for balance and harmony in our contemporary world. Reflecting on and responding to the continual presence of conflict in our lives, Belinda’s work offers a breathing space to meditate on the beauty that surrounds us. Drawing from memory and recent experience, Belinda utilises the expressive and unpredictable effects of her medium to create richly diverse surfaces, with the drips and washes of her paints adding to the transient nature of her subject matter. Layers of decorative abstraction and motifs such as lotus and magnolia flowers, human figures and animals seemingly dissolve and reappear. Her delicately rendered and layered works are imbued with quietness and seductive beauty, enticing the viewer to pause and reflect on Belinda’s offering for a better world. While mostly serene in effect, her recent works continue to harbour an underlying sense of endangered, fragile beauty.
Belinda graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1996, and completed her Graduate Diploma of Education at the University of Melbourne in 1999. She has travelled extensively in India, Nepal, Laos, Tibet and China and has used these travels as inspiration for her work. Belinda has won many prestigious awards including the Silk Cut Award for linocut prints (2004), Burnie Print Prize (2007), Banyule Works on Paper Award (2007), Ex Libris Book Award (2008) and Paul Guest Drawing Prize (2010). Her work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, Print Council of Australia, BHP Billiton, Crown Casino (Macau) and various state, regional and university galleries across Australia.