Lea’s work has been in juried shows, including the Philadelphia Water Color Society’s 117th International Exhibition of Works on Paper, in a regional art gallery and art association member shows. Lea still feels that she has much to learn, but is getting great response to her paintings, this includes sales and commissions. Visit her FaceBook page to see more paintings.
Artists Statement -
Lea Bellis started exhibiting her photographs in the early 1990’s. She was an award winning photographer who exhibited in Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. Lea geared herself towards photography as she did not believe that her hands could create what her eyes saw. Towards the end of the 1990’s, when she moved to Chester County, the demands of motherhood and a job lead her away from photography. Determined to stay involved with art, Lea still found time to take art classes. More recently she discovered the joys of pastels. Using her own photographs as leaping off points and her keen eye for composition, Lea has taken her photographic images to new levels through her new medium.