For Bella Lake, creativity has been a lifelong engagement: manipulating paper, wool, cloth, string and copper; learning dance and singing.
Bella has designed and made jewellery, written poetry, made wine & liqueurs, developed personalised perfumes with natural oils, and experimented with various visual mediums. She sees art as an expression of her inner journey and an intellectual and emotional communication.
Bella lived north of Sydney until moving to Broken Hill as a health worker in 2010. Whilst visiting the numerous art galleries and exhibitions she was actively encouraged to try painting. Landscapes, seascapes, portraiture, still life and abstracted reality have provided rich fields to explore. Jenny Cattonar has been a very influential mentor – inspiring, encouraging, and extending her skills in oil and acrylics.
Bella is a member of Gaara Arts, Adelaide Art Society, Broken Hill Art Exchange, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery & Willyama Arts Society.
She has a BA in Applied Science – Speech Pathology
Recent exhibitions include:
2017 “Enjoy the Experience” Experience Cafe, Kilburn Community Centre SA
2017 “Bass Note Blues” Broken Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2017 ClearVision, Bellevue Heights, SA
2016 “Holiday Textures” Broken Hill Art Exchange NSW
2016 “Selection of Holiday Textures” Mediterrano Cafe, Taree NSW
2017 Visual Arts Centre, Broken Hill NSW
Finalist 2016 RSASA Characters of the Fleurieu Art Prize & Exhibition
2016-17 Splashout Art Gallery, Brighton SA; one work used for promotional fliers 2016 Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Exhibition, SA
2016 Broken Hill Art Exchange, Desert Equinox: Water