Carole Belliveau

Carole Belliveau

Northern California

Website:

carolebelliveau.com

Art Medium: painting, mixed media

My Inspiration is grounded in the spirit of the natural world. My paintings depict the beautiful, ethereal, sacred and eternal as a visual counterpoint to the profane in contemporary culture.

The idealized child is a frequent symbol of this vision. Like a sprite she changes as effortlessly as a chameleon from the reality of the waking world in one moment to floating in a golden space of imagination the next. This is a magic kingdom of dreams and flowers that reflect a time of innocence, creativity and hope. My paintings of women carry that child within.

I use symbols of time passing, walls crumbling and perfectly imperfect gold leaf which tempers even the purity of youth, reminding us that each living moment is a dream of our own making… at once fleeting, yet eternal.

The Beating Heart of a Dove, Oil and Silver Leaf, 24x30 inches
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Lunaria, Acrylic and Silver Leaf, 18x24 inches
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A Point in Time, Oil, Gold and Silver Leaf, 24x18 inches
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Blue Flowers, Oil, Gold and Silver leaf, 8x8 inches
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The Nature of Time, Acrylic, 20x20 inches
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Sylph, Oil and Acrylic on Silver Leaf, 30x40 inches
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The Radiant Wild, Oil and Silver Leaf, 24x36 inches
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The Fugitive Soul, Oil, 24x18 inches
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