Carole Belliveau

Carole Belliveau

Northern California

Website: carolebelliveau.com
Instagram: carolebelliveau
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Art Medium: painting, mixed media

My work is strongly rooted in renaissance religious and iconic art, use of real gold and silver leaf to embellish Oil and Acrylic paintings of figures.


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, 24×30 inches
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Lunaria, Acrylic and Silver Leaf, 18×24 inches
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A Point in Time, Oil, Gold and Silver Leaf, 24×18 inches
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Blue Flowers, Oil, Gold and Silver leaf, 8×8 inches
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The Nature of Time, Acrylic, 20×20 inches
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Sylph, Oil and Acrylic on Silver Leaf, 30×40 inches
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The Radiant Wild, Oil and Silver Leaf, 24×36 inches
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The Fugitive Soul, Oil, 24×18 inches
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