Art Lovers Australia People's Choice Award 2018
Gold Coast Art Centre – Gold Coast 1990 Gold Coast Art Centre – Group Exhibition - Gold Coast 1992 Art Connection Gallery – Group Exhibition - Oxenford QLD
2005 Art Moment Gallery – Group Exhibition - Bondi
2006Eden Gardens - Solo Exhibition - Ryde
2007Swanes Nursery - Group Exhibition - Dural
2007Arcadian Artists Trail - Group Show - Arcadia 2015
2018 M2 Gallery Surry Hills – Group Show
Year 1 Bachelor of Fine Art - Curtain University WA 2007
Belinda Nadwie creates abstracted landscapes that traverse emotional, psychological and spiritual experience. Working with oil paint, charcoal, spray paint and oil crayons, she captures a spectrum of moods – from quiet, melancholy moments of indigo and teal to rapturous swathes of Persian pink and saffron. The viewer can choose where they sit in this vast spectrum of emotion; whether they gravitate towards the darkness or the light.
The artist paints intuitively without preconception, each work reading like a painterly stream of consciousness that allows the viewer fleeting glimpses into her inner world. Her paintings are reflections of where she is at any one time, with the day, the mood and the inspiration spontaneously coming together in a colourful union. ‘Colour and balance are my passion’ says Nadwie, ‘My expressions are all feeling–based.’ Although the works are non-representational, there are moments in which physical landscapes flicker across the canvas, reminding us of the enduring force of nature.
There is a maternal, nurturing modality to the works as Nadwie draws from her experiences of motherhood. Pastels and whites represent innocence, joy and love while also channelling a sense of spirituality, the prominent use of light like transcendental beacons from another world. For Nadwie, her paintings express the subjectivity of positivity, symbolising the power of the mind in choosing a positive outlook despite challenging circumstances. Energetic, abstracted applications of paint infuse the work with an enduring optimism, as the artist reflects ‘it’s about being at peace with oneself, being present in the moment and embracing light and positivity.’
By presenting the purity of self–expression, Nadwie’s paintings ultimately offer a raw and natural respite from our fast–paced technological lives.