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The Paris Passage: Mixed Media by Bellanda

From a haunting passage under the Paris metro to that which takes you another realm, transgressing time. This is where you will find my newest piece of artwork, Paris Passage.


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Boathouse by Bellanda


Screenshot boathouse only small


There is nothing like working on a piece to discover how much you miss sailing… The last time I went sailing, I was in my 20’s, but while working on this project, I suddenly found myself thinking of the time I spent on the boat. I even dreamed of being out there, wind rushing through my hair, as I remembered the sensation of freedom that filled me. I had never felt that feeling before, nor since… I think it’s time for me to get from the boathouse to the boat, soon!

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Rowing Boats, Paris-Nice by Bellanda

Rowing Boats in Paris
Rowing Boats – Mixed Media ©Bellanda

This creation started with simple but beautiful rowing boats on a lake in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris, France. It’s one of my favorite spots in Paris. I love drifting, dreaming, enjoying the calm of a busy city… taking in the natural beauty left unseen by the many tourists who come to visit the city of lights.

Then, this piece took on a new life. The holidays brought me to what I consider my second home in France… Nice. One can’t help but to be inspired by the beautiful colors and sunsets found in Nice and in the nearby mountains. Colors and lighting I have missed since my move to Paris.

Rowing Boats is a collaboration of the two French cities in which I have lived… These beautiful places that have forever captured a piece of my soul, and will continue to inspire not only me, but many.

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Designed in Paris; made in the USA: Weekender Tote Bags by Bellanda

Newly styled Weekender Tote bags are now available! They are crafted with soft, spun poly-poplin fabric and have double stitched seams and a liner for extra durability. All totes are designed in Paris, France and are made in the USA to bring both of my worlds together into one. The tote bags can accompany you on your picnics, pool parties, beach outings and weekend getaways. These lightweight totes are also a great way to be environmentally conscious, as they can replace plastic shopping bags for your everyday purchases.

Madame Eiffel - Wearable Art Weekender Tote Bag by Bellanda
Eiffel Tower in Blue ©Bellanda  – Wearable Art Weekender Tote Bag

Colors of Paris - Wearable Art Weekender Tote Bag
Colors of Paris ©Bellanda  – Wearable Art Weekender Tote Bag 

Everglades - Wearable Art Weekender Tote by Bellanda
Everglades ©Bellanda – Wearable Art Weekender Tote

Convergence Weekender Tote
Convergence ©Bellanda – Wearable Art Weekender Tote Bag designed by Bellanda

Weekender Tote Wearable art selection by Bellanda
Weekender Tote Wearable Art selection ©Bellanda

NEW Weekender TOTES 2018 by Bellanda
NEW Weekender Totes ©Bellanda

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Designed in Paris… made in the USA: Wearable Art Tote Bags by Bellanda

I’ve turned my creations into wearable art in the form of tote bags that can accompany you on your picnics, pool parties and beach outings. These lightweight totes are also a great way to be environmentally conscious, as they can replace plastic shopping bags for your everyday purchases. The tote bags come in 3 sizes: 13 x 13 inches – 16 x 16 inches – 18 x 18 inches.

Colors of Paris ©Bellanda – Wearable Art Tote Bag
Convergence ©Bellanda – Wearable Art Tote Bag
Amore - Wearable Art Tote Bag designed by Bellanda
Amore ©Bellanda – Wearable Art Tote Bag
French Flags Tote Bag by Bellanda
French Flags ©Bellanda – Wearable Art Tote Bag
Awakening N°1
Awakening N°1 ©Bellanda – Wearable Art Tote Bag
La Recontre Wearable Art Tote designed by Bellanda
La Recontre ©Bellanda – Wearable Art Tote designed
Eiffel Tower In Blue ©Bellanda
Wearable Art Tote Collection by Bellanda
Wearable Art Tote Collection ©Bellanda
Wearable Art Tote Collection ©Bellanda

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Convergence – Mixed Media Abstract

Convergence is my latest mixed media piece. It is a mix of images that converge and create an individual experience for the onlooker. What do you see?

Convergence - Mixed Media Art by Bellanda
Convergence – Mixed Media Art ©Bellanda

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Convergence – Mixed Media Abstract Art by Bellanda ©Bellanda

Let’s call it “Blue” … for now.

I’m back & I’ve just finished Blue

'Blue' - Mixed Media Artwork by Bellanda
‘Blue’ – Mixed Media Artwork ©Bellanda

Love to hear your thoughts and/or title suggestions. Although, I’m starting to warm-up to the title Blue, it would be fun to name this together.

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Happy news: Now that my illness is stabilized, you will be seeing my posts more regularly. I’ve had to find less physical ways to express myself… ‘Blue’ is one of the results of this. It was created by using several different media.

EVOCATIVE SERIES – Unedited Film Photography

"Evocative Series" Bellanda  ®

EVOCATIVE… it’s time. After many years of keeping Evocative a personal experience, limiting its exposure, I have decided to allow this series to enter people’s homes and hearts. Evocative was created in 2002, and was born from a mix of emotions that words could not convey. When I entered France, I could barely speak a word of French. Frustrations, extreme changes and tremendous life experiences were mixed together in such a turmoil that they apparently became evident in my photographic work. It was then that my photographs took an unintentional inward turn, and became one of self-expression, filled with color… instead of my former black and white representation of stolen candid moments of people from around the world.

I was offered a delicate purple orchid by the man I treasured most just before he left for Africa. He was part of a very dangerous documentary film crew, and promised to return to me in one piece before the flower had begun to fade and die. While he was gone, I decided to immortalize his gesture for eternity by creating Evocative N°1. In his absence, this project made him forever present. Over the next several weeks, I ended up creating an entire series of work. I arranged the photographs preciously around my apartment. Seeing these images helped comfort me in those frightening moments as I wondered if he was in danger… if he was hurt. The absence of news was deafening, but as promised he returned to me safely before the flower had faded and we enjoyed these photographs and all they stood for together.

Evocative N°1 – Unedited Film Photography – Bellanda ®

Not long after, a friend of a friend stopped by my apartment in Nice. Immediately, he asked me to enter my work into a selection process for a one man exposition overlooking the beautiful beach and sea of Monaco. At first, I refused… they were simple flower photographs, yet somehow these photos were part of me and showing them gave me an uncomfortable feeling. It was as if I was naked… as if everyone would know more about me than I wanted them to know. I know that it is probably rare that someone would need to be convinced to show their work in an Art Exposition, but the idea terrified me. After refusing several times, I eventually agreed to show, but not sell my work. I couldn’t get over the concept of selling my soul, as silly as that sounds.

The show featured all 15 of my unedited film photographs from the Evocative Series and was dedicated to others like myself:

Evocative Series – Dedication – Bellanda ®

It was overwhelming to see people react to my work at the Red Carpet Opening. Many were indeed able to see inside of me, and yes, their comments made me blush more than once. I accepted exposing the Evocative Series several times in France, while my Photographic Artwork took on a more and more abstract nature.  This newer work is about capturing a moment, one of emotion and of a state of mind. Although my newer work is far more abstract and can have many interpretations from one person to the next, Evocative remains precious in my heart. It was the first step that led me to develop my current abstract photographic art and painting creations.

It’s true that I had no desire to sell Evocative, but when I saw the pleasure that it gave to others, it felt almost selfish not to allow them to have this in their own homes. I have been selling many of my more recent paintings and photographic art, and have since changed my thinking of seeing my artwork inside the homes of others. Unfortunately, just as I had come to terms with letting the Evocative Series go, transportation from its most recent exposition caused some slight damage to several of the photographs/frames that I had designed especially for the Evocative Series. When I say damaged, I mean little scratches or indents on the frame, etc. I was devastated. Everyone keeps telling me that they don’t notice them or can hardly see them, but with my eye and heart… I see them.

After talking it over with several people, including the dear sweet man who inspired this work, I decided to sell them at a reduced rate. The idea of leaving them in storage breaks my heart. They have traveled long and hard and it is time for them to find a home with someone who will appreciate their history… someone who will appreciate the value of true, unedited film photographs, printed on traditional photo paper versus that of digital on inkjet… someone who will fall in love with their story of love.

Evocative Series Choices:

The Evocative Series is the only artwork that is sold on a limited basis. All of my more recent works are sold on a one-of-a-kind basis. As with all of my work, each Evocative photograph and/or series, framed or not, will come with a signed and stamped Certificate of Authenticity. It was designed to protect the security and genuineness of your limited edition. It will assure authenticity, and include the title, size, and number in the series.

There have only been a total of FIVE sets of the 13 photographs ever made. No further prints will be printed in the future.

  • FOUR sets of the Evocative Series are sized at 30 x 20 cm *Each individual photo will sell at a sale price of 50€ + shipping. *For the purchase of more than one photograph or the entire series, please contact me directly for a special package price.
  • Only ONE set of the Evocative Series is sized at 60 x 40 cm  For pricing details, please see the framing selections below:

Photographs mounted on a floating aluminum structure and built into a black wooden frame designed by Bellanda – Size: 80 x 60 x 5 cm may be purchased for 450€ + shipping   *There are a limited number of black wooden frames, which will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Evocative Frames - Unique design by Bellanda
Evocative Frame choice: Signed & Dated Floating Unedited Film Photograph on aluminum, mounted on a Unique Black Wooden Frame designed by Bellanda – Size: 80 x 60 x 5 cm

Photographs mounted on a floating aluminum structure – Size: 60 x 40 x 3 cm (without wooden black frame) may be purchased for 300€ + shipping

Evocative Frame choice: Floating Photograph on aluminum 60x43x3cm
Evocative Frame choice: Floating Unedited Film Photograph mounted on aluminum by Bellanda  – Size: 60 x 40 x 3 cm

Please contact me if you would like to know further details about the Evocative Series, as well as any of my newer work. I would be happy to discuss this with you personally.

To purchase or ask for more information concerning one of these photos, please fill out the confidential form below. We will be happy to provide further information about a particular work and/or give you a price quote for your particular region. Please note: all work will be delivered free of charge in the Paris, France region, and special discount rates will apply to purchases of more than one photograph.

*All rights to these images are fully retained by the artist, Bellanda. Any unauthorized reproduction or use is a violation of copyright law.

Bellanda at International Women’s Day Party


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MAGMA: Oil on Canvas By Bellanda ®

Turmoil of Light and Darkness,

of Spirit and of Soul…

A battle of Wills and Hope.

Magma by Bellanda ® Oil On 100% Linen Canvas 73 x 100 cm
Magma by Bellanda ®
Oil On 100% Linen Canvas
73 x 100 cm

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Making of MAGMA… Oil on Canvas By Bellanda ®

Everything began on Monday…

and your music suggestions played throughout the Atelier.


The mixing of colors…


Inspiration guided movement of each stroke…

Making of MAGMA  By BELLANDA ®

The movement of brushes…


First attempt at Time Lapse:

Unfortunately the video color representation was not as accurate as I had hoped, but this quick clip will give you a little look inside my painting creation.  I have convinced my dear partner to do a movie clip for our NEXT Painting Atelier, using our Canon Mark III. This will enable me to give you better image quality next time.

Bellanda Time Lapse: Making of MAGMA

MAGMA will be published tomorrow.

Please Stay Tuned!

A Glimpse Into My Painting Atelier… A Glimpse of Me At Work.

“The light shines through… the music flows… and with each and every stroke of the brush

I am guided into a journey

of mind, body and spirit.”

Bellanda ® 

Latest Painting Atelier with Bellanda ®
Latest Painting Atelier with Bellanda ®

Latest Painting Atelier with Bellanda ®
Latest Painting Atelier with Bellanda ®

Oil Painting Atelier Scheduled for Next Week!

As promised, here is the announcement for our next painting atelier.  Thank you for such wonderful musical suggestions. It has been difficult to make a selection, as your suggestions were fabulous.  For this reason, I have chosen several and have left myself open to adding others as I paint.  Your participation is greatly appreciated, as is your patience.  I’m thrilled to be well enough to express myself again through movement and color, and to be able to share the painting process with you via photos and time-lapse.

Painting Atelier Announcement

I look forward to seeing where my inspiration from your music suggestions will take this next painting… Thank you for being here with me.  Believe in dreams… for they can come true.
Bellanda ®

Believe in dreams... for they can come true. Bellanda ®

Oil Painting: ENVELOP

Here is the painting that started in one direction and color scheme,

and finished in a totally new way.

The beauty is that one never knows where a painting will lead

when we allow ourselves to let our cerebral self go

in order to let our inner soul speak.

Bellanda ®
Oil Painting on Linen Canvas
Bellanda ®

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Oil Painting: Naissance du Papillon

Bellanda ®
Bellanda ®

As the sounds of Ludovico Einaudi’s music resonated throughout my atelier, Naissance du Papillon was created…

With it shines the soft light of something new and positive.

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Making of Oil Painting… turning green into something more

With Atelier doors open and music from Ludovico Einaudi playing, I once again let go and allowed the music to inspire me. Let’s see where it leads…

Bellanda  ®
Bellanda ®

Torsade Dorée

Let there be light... and let it dance to the rhythm of our dreams. Que la lumière soit... et laissons là danser au rythme de nos rêves.
Let there be light… and let it dance to the rhythm of our dreams.
Que la lumière soit… et laissons là danser au rythme de nos rêves.
Bellanda ®

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Le Grand Bleu

This oil painting is dedicated to all surfers and lovers of the ocean and sea around the world. I hope it takes you on a journey in mind and in spirit...
This oil painting is dedicated to all surfers and lovers of the ocean and sea around the world. I hope it takes you on a journey in mind and in spirit…
Bellanda ®

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Awakening Series: One-of-a-Kind Film Photography

“With the light of each new day, we are awakened to a world of possibilities…

the chance to start anew.

Awaken not only your body, but your senses and your dreams with the morning’s light…

Take each new day like the opportunity it is.”

Bellanda ®

Awakening: Photographic Film Photography by Bellanda  ®
Awakening: Photographic Film Photography by Bellanda ®

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It all begins here!Bellanda  ®
It all begins here!
Bellanda ®

Enlightenment is one of the first oil paintings that made a true transition from my more abstract photography to oil painting.  After years of working with photographic images, I began to feel the need to move in a way that could allow me to become not only emotionally involved with my creations, but physically.  Although setting up a photo shoot continues to thrill me, I wanted to immerse myself completely in the creative process… literally get lost in my work, music, emotions, movements, and paint textures.

The realization of Enlightenment took place with some of my Twitter and Facebook friends joining me online during the creative process on my Atelier Bellanda Facebook Page, where the idea of opening of my Atelier Doors was born.  Photos were posted during the painting process to give online Atelier Visitors the chance to see, comment and participate in its creation.

For this first painting, I knew what colors I wanted to work with and even the music that I would listen to while working. However, I had no idea what I was going to paint, nor how it would make me feel.  Ludovico Einaudi’s music filled my Atelier and a thrill of excitement took over my being as I guided that very first long brush stroke across the large blank linen canvas, measuring 100×73 centimeters. At that moment, I knew I had just found the change that I had been looking for in my artistic expression.

Some of the making of photos that were posted online during the creation process.
Some of the making of photos that were posted online during the creation process.

I allowed Einaudi’s music  to take my inner-self  somewhere it had never been.  There was a moment during the painting process where I was no longer conscious of anything around me.  The music and slow dance-like movements of the brush had taken me into an almost hypnotic state.

Final Product:  Enlightenment.Bellanda ®
Final Product: Enlightenment
Bellanda ®

Paris Area Art Exposition of Bellanda's oil Painting, 'Enlightenment'100x73 cmBellanda ®
Paris Area Art Exposition of Bellanda’s oil Painting, ‘Enlightenment’
100×73 cm
Bellanda ®

Thank you to all who joined me… both during the creation process and at the Art Exposition that followed.

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Evocative Series

Evocative SeriesBellanda  ®
Evocative Series
Bellanda ®

“Although we can’t always choose who our hearts fall in love with, 

We can decide how to express these inner emotions.

This work is dedicated to those who long to express their love,

Yet must find another outlet for their passion.”

Bellanda ®