Laurence Belbin has been exhibiting his work since 1974 and painting fulltime since 1989. A painter in oils and mainly self taught through his own observations, he is an advocate of Plein-air painting all year round and the majority of his work is produced on location. Laurence has exhibited widely in London and the South West including New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Daily Mail Not the Turner Prize, New Grafton Gallery, London. W.H. Patterson, London, Royal West of England Academy with solo exhibitions at David Curzon Gallery, Wimbledon and St. Raphael Gallery, Piccadilly, London.
“My work is about Light, Shape and Colour. The sensation I aim to achieve is that rather than paint a picture of light, I paint the illusion of the light itself. I want the painting to give the viewer the sensation that the painting is the light source and that the longer one looks, the brighter it is perceived. In some of my paintings I have a different aim and that is to concentrate on colour and shape.”