Laurinda Belcher

Laurinda Belcher



Laurinda gets

curious like a child (and about childhood).

Laurinda recalls

  • and calls to her inner child.
  • time reading and drawing at the local library, and exploring Huberta the Hippopotamus (her favourite statue) at the local museum.
  • patterns from old curtains and duvets.

Laurinda indulges

  • her interest in psychology and the way early experiences shape our adult understanding.
  • visual expression where the verbal kind fails.
  • both whimsy and darkness in her work.


Laurinda imagines

  • lines and light as faces and cities.
  • mundane daily objects as a peek into another reality.
  • the effect that colour, form and shape have on our psyches.

Laurinda has

  • completed studies in Early Childhood Development and worked as a Montessori teacher.
  • lived in Parow and Paarl, the Eastern Cape and Asia. 
  • been influenced by Mary Oliver’s poetry, Tennessee Williams’ stories, and the colour green, among others.
  • exhibited work in nearly a dozen places as near and far as Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Hermanus and Hanoi.
  • a cat called Luna