Laurence Belbin is a painter of light and atmosphere.   He has a fascination with sunlight, especially on water.   His paintings of Venice, the beach and the sea are full of light.   His landscapes and interiors also sparkle and his handling of paint is both sensitive and expressive.


Most of his work is painted on location where he captures the immediacy of people on a beach against the light and colour of windbreaks and tents, the activity of the Grand Canal on a sunlit day and the dazzling sunlight on the ever-changing surface of the sea.   His paintings are a celebration of light.


Living in Dorset surrounded with a working countryside there is no end of subject matter for the artist.    Laurence has been working for over a year on a country road capturing the changes and activities along its length of three miles.   Hedgelaying, shooting, riders and walkers all make an appearance.   It is intended that these paintings will be an exhibition on their own sometime in the future.


Laurence Belbin