Belinda Moore is a pointillism artist based in Oxfordshire, England.
She has been a member of The Cult House since 2015. Since joining, Belinda has been involved in every Fusion exhibition.
She has also exhibited at Menier Gallery, Underdog Gallery, Truman Brewery Gallery, Oxo Tower, and recently participated in the Life Beyond – ‘Head and Neck Cancer Support’ art event organized by The Cult House.
Could you tell us a little bit about your background?
I have been painting for as long as I can remember. As a child, I used to get boxes of Reeves watercolours as my birthday and Christmas presents. I still do!
I travelled around the world with my family as a youngster, and have been doing so independently as an adult. I have gained so much inspiration from the countries I visited; the colours, the shapes, the textures, the national costumes, patterns and textiles. They have all inspired me to keep on painting.
What does your work aim to say?
My work is kaleidoscopic and hypnotic pointillism in vibrant neon colours. It takes the viewer on a bejewelled memory of a faraway land. The Middle East, Australia or the Mediterranean. Everything is in the patterns and shapes.
I think the expression of the self shines through art, emotion and passion. It's another way of communicating feelings.
Tell us about a real life situation that has inspired you.
Most definitely my early years travelling around the world as a young child because my mother had seven travel businesses and we were taken everywhere.
Visiting unusual exotic countries in the 70s was just starting with the rise of package holidays, but as a child being lucky enough to see the richness of colour in North Africa, India, the Caribbean and Middle East really has given impetus to my decorative work.
Seeing artisans at work in these countries has had a huge effect on my artistic vision.
How do you know when a piece is finished?
I intuitively feel that my art is in a finished state when I'm completely relaxed in myself, as the process of "dotting" is actually very therapeutic.
Once I'm at that point, the painting is complete.
Belinda’s work can be found here: www.theculthouse.co.uk/belinda-moore or at Fusion V – International Contemporary Art/Show Exhibition
From 27-31 of March 2019.
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Illustration by: Dominique Marchi