PAINTINGS

Current and recent exhibitions  

THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY

I have a show of new work opening December 1, 2012 at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco. New images will be here and at the gallery website in the next few weeks - here's the first two.

 

The gallery is located at 2291 Pine Street (at Fillmore)For more information, you can call (415-441-4093). The gallery website is http://www.thomasreynolds.com/home.html

 

NEW BOOK RELEASE

CASTING SHADOWS

Casting Shadows is a new, 150 page art book retrospective that covers much of my work over the past several years. It is a full color book published by Norfolk Press and has well over 100 paintings and a few short essays. Much of the work is from the last 4-5 years and it includes oils, watercolors and drawings of cityscapes, landscapes, interiors and figure work. It is $40.00 (free shipping). Email me at jeff_bellerose@hotmail.com for specific ordering information.

Modern painting master Raimonds Staprans had this to say to about my recent work:

In his painting, Jeff Bellerose successfully bridges the gap between photo realism and traditional realism as we know it. He outlines his objects with the precision of the former, yet closely observed, his surfaces reveal barely discernible brush strokes or semi-opaque washes usually missing in the canvasses of a true photo realist

 

In contrast to the main body of his work, Bellerose's seascapes in oil show the pleasant lightness and illusory transparency of a watercolor. However, he is most successful at depicting man-made objects - bridges, buildings, interiors, all bathed in warm afternoon or evening light.  The cast shadows of his objects are willfully transformed into abstract designs, thus paying tribute to both traditional and non-objective art at the same time.

 

Be it cityscapes or interiors, an overall feeling of nostalgia pervades his canvasses presenting to the viewer a world at peace with itself.

 

Raimonds Staprans

Artist and playwright

 

 

Summer Group at Thomas Reynolds Gallery

Thomas Reynolds Gallery is having its annual Summer Group show for the months of August and September 2012. There will be a number of new paintings of mine included in the show. The gallery is located at 2291 Pine Street (at Fillmore) in San Fancisco. For more information, you can call (415-441-4093). The gallery website is http://www.thomasreynolds.com/home.html

 

 

Show of New Works at Thomas Reynolds Gallery

I have a show of new paintings opening at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery. There will be an opening on Friday July 8th 2011, from 6-8pm. The gallery is located at 2291 Pine Street (at Fillmore) in San Francisco - you can call for more information 415-441-4093. The gallery website is http://www.thomasreynolds.com/home.html.

 

 

SFWeekly’s “Best Of San Francisco 2010” - My painting "Glare" was selected as part of the Best of San Francisco 2010 by the SFWeekly art department. Here is the painting; .

Bet You Can't Paint A Portrait Juried Show - 2009.  A show of portrait and figure paintings juried by Bay Area Figurative legend Theophilus Brown. Two of my paintings were selected for the show which you can see here. Names won third place. At ArtSpace 712, 712 Sansome Street, San Francisco.

Inside Out - August-Septmeber 2009.  a solo show of some cityscapes, bridge pieces, landscapes and interiors, and a few figure watercolors. at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery, located at 2291 Pine Street at Fillmore in San Francisco.  Go to http://www.thomasreynolds.com/ for more information and to see some paintings. 

Group Show - July 2009.  Several paintings, landscapes and interiors, as part of a group show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery, located at 2291 Pine Street at Fillmore in San Francisco.  Go to http://www.thomasreynolds.com/ for more information and to see some paintings.

Doorways - February 2009.  A small show of paintings focusing on the juxtaposition of interior/exterior and the atmosphere of summer. 

Small Treasures - December 2008.  I am participating in a group show specializing in smaller works 

Urban Geometry - Summer 2008.  A solo show of cityscape oil paintings at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery.