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David Bellamy

David Bellamy

David Bellamy specialises in painting mountain and wild coastal scenes, and is particularly fascinated by the moods of nature in the wild places. A full time artist and author, he has written seventeen books illustrated with his paintings and eight dvd’s on David’s techniques in watercolour have been produced by APV Films.Through his painting and writing he hopes to bring about a greater awareness of the threats to the natural environment, and he is particularly active in conserving the wild areas. He is currently campaigning to preserve his beloved Welsh Hills from the scourge of Wind Turbine Developments.


David’s Latest Book is
Seas & Shorelines in Watercolour

David Bellamy shares his passion for painting seas and shorelines in this inspiring and practical book. There is advice on finding subjects and painting the different moods of the sea; rocks, crags and cliffs; adding figures and animals into your artworks; as well as an in-depth look at the painting and sketching techniques required. David’s extensive travels mean that seas and shorelines from all over the world appear in the paintings. For more information click here.  Available from 1st June 2019
Click here to pre-order a signed copy

David Bellamy’s Arctic Light

Arctic book smDavid’s latest book Arctic Light is due to be published on 1st June 2017. This book is a departure from his how-to-paint books and it reveals the fascination that the Arctic regions hold for him. His sense of wonder and excitement oozes from the pages as he endures less than comfortable accommodation, awful food and the ever-present danger of hypothermia. Undaunted by all the discomfort he never misses an opportunity to capture the sensational scenery of one of the world’s wildest of places.
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Arctic Adventures DVD 

AA medThis new DVD follows David Bellamy and his friend Torben Sorensen on another challenging journey into the Arctic Wilderness. Battling midges, impenetrable willows and a leaky boat their unquenchable humour keeps them going

This time they set out to explore Tasermiut Fjord in southern Greenland in a Zodiac only to find out as they were setting off that the boat had a leak. Unperturbed they carried on in their usual carefree fashion to escape into a wilderness of ice, rock and sublime scenery where they are most at home.


‘Winter Landscapes in Watercolour DVD

wl dvd mmDavid’s most recent  instructional was filmed in the Brecon Beacons and North Staffordshire, in this new DVD I sketch on a winter’s day alongside and canal and paint a  cascading waterfall.   I then find stunningly beautiful snow conditions and sketch a variety of subjects including cottages, trees, water, atmospheric skies and a fairy tale castle. Finally in the studio I work up one of my sketches into a finished watercolour. You can see a clip of the film here, and a review here. This new DVD is 90 minutes long and is the eighth in my popular series of films from APV Films. It complements the book of the same name. (above) Price £27.95  (see offer below)