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Belinda Biggs

Internationally renowned artist Belinda Biggs is coming all the way from Australia again to run another fabulous course with us in 2021. Beginners to experienced artists are welcome. We are always delighted to have her back.

21st July 2021

£985 for artists. £750 for non participating partners.

This will be our 'Flavours of Art and Italy' offering painting tuition with our other tutors so you can experience a taste of lots of different creative techniques and mediums. Look no further than Arte Umbria for a wonderful week to try your hand at all the things you’ve always wanted to do with a daily taster during a week long residential retreat. Hopefully you will enjoy the week so much you will want to come back again and do/take/what? a whole week in your chosen medium. Painting and photography and an optional extra of a cookery demonstration or Italian lessons.

Umbria 2021

There will be plenty of demonstrations and individual attention to guide you through your drawing and painting, using watercolour, graphite pencil, coloured pencil and pen & wash of local scenes and villages.

Belinda Biggs botanic paintings

Artist Statement

"I have enjoyed drawing and painting since I was a child and was always encouraged by my parents. I love using watercolours and graphite to depict a variety of subjects. My background in graphic design has helped with the exacting nature of my work. I enjoy looking at form, the colours, but most of all the challenge to get it right!"

About the artist

Belinda exhibits several times a year and has won many awards for her painting and drawing, including selection for the prestigious 'Focus on Nature XIII' at the New York State Museum (chosen again for the 2nd time this year 2019), the 'Mortimer Art Prize' (the very best in realism) and the Margaret Flockton Scientific Illustration Award at the herbarium NSW and has works in private collections worldwide.

Belinda is currently teaching painting and drawing for the Tuggerah Lakes Kincumber Community College. Painting, drawing and botanical illustration classes at Morriset. She also runs workshops around New South Wales, and conducts regular painting holidays to Italy, France, India, Rarotonga, Norfolk Island and New Zealand.


American Watercolour Society

Botanical Art Society of Australia Inc (BASA)

Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc Friends of the Gardens RBGS


Watercolour, Gouache, Graphite Pencil, Coloured Pencil, Pen, Pen & Wash, Oils, Acrylics.
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Course details:

Belinda will be running a course with us in the summer of 2021 in Umbria

21st July 2021

'Flavours of Art and Italy'

Price £985 and £750 for non participating partners.

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A selection of Belinda's work

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