Featured Artists 2020 – Laurence Belbin
Mark Lewis
By Mark Lewis

October 2020

Featured Artists 2020 – Laurence Belbin

Symonds & Sampson are featuring artwork on the covers of their collective property auction catalogues during 2020.  ‘Sherborne Abbey from Long Street’ oil on canvas by Laurence Belbin has been chosen for the online auction to be held on 23 October.

Laurence Belbin – ‘Sherborne Abbey from Long Street’, oil on canvas 20” x 16”

Sherborne based Laurence Belbin is a painter of light and atmosphere. He has a fascination with sunlight, especially on water. His paintings of Venice, the beach and the sea are full of light. His landscapes and interiors also sparkle and his handling of paint is both sensitive and expressive. Most of his work is painted on location, capturing the light and colour of the moment. He is currently working on paintings capturing the rhythm of the undulating Dorset landscape using line and colour.

Laurence exhibits in Cornwall, Guernsey and occasionally in London. He also shows in various exhibitions in the South and South West, and is a regular exhibitor in Dorset Arts Week. He was elected to the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts as an Associate member in 2017.

His Sherborne studio is open by appointment.


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