Watercolour on paper
‘Fifty years is a long time but that’s how long the gap had been before I started to draw again. More than fifty years. … And the urge did not return until all those years had passed and I was alone again. John [Bellany] died in 2013 and a few years later at the age of 74 the need to draw took hold of me in the most dramatic way.’
– Helen Bellany (read full statement in Artists tab)
In the 1980s, the artist and her husband, now married to each other for the second time, found a base in the Garfagnana region of Italy from which to work and travel. One of a number of studies of villages near their home, Sepulichia.