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Welcome to the online home of Pat Bellay . Artist + Designer

[*Last update 21st August 2021] *Converted website from Google Classic Sites to Google New Sites, hence the change in overall website appearance - will get it sorted eventually! So please bear with me, manipulating stuff was bad enough in Classic sites, New sites is similar but different '...onwards + upwards?!?!

*If there is no website 'Menu' showing on left, click on 3 horizontal lines top left in headline + website 7No sections will come up >> Home . About Us . BellayArt . Gallery . Design portfolio . Services . Contact Us

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Am essentially a one man band [though have had part time assistance over the years] Designer - Pat Bellay Designers Ltd [mainly architectural - closed my office April 2009 to semi-retire + work from home + to concentrate more on art] + Artist - BellayArt [mainly abstract/semi abstract] - started.painting in the mid 60,s, stopped in 1967, started again in 2007 [40 year 'gap year'?!] Based now in Needham Market, Suffolk.

*Website is a DIY attempt [via www.gbbo.co.uk/via Google Analytics/now Google G Suite] + has to be viewed as 'work in progress', even after all this time as I continue to grapple with the mechanics of forming/sorting! For that I apologise, as I still find the whole process quite baffling but I soldier on...! Still 'trying...!*Aug/Sept 20 have had to convert website from Google Classic sites to Google New sites! Problematical 'of course' but am slowly getting it sorted.......!!

The 'Designer' side of website is very minimal [want to cover 50 odd years in private practice/40 odd on own a/c - as a matter of record combined with 'Campaign for Revolution as regards the ghastly + utterly negative/useless UK Planning Control system'], initially had an odd selection of job photos as attachments but have now replaced these with collection of various jobs [1968 to present time] under 'Design Portfolio'. This will be continually expanded as + when. Concentrated firstly on the 'Artist' side under 'Gallery' - that is continually expanding + includes all paintings illustrated with No; title; media; on board or canvas info; size; price ['those sold'], + frame/no frame....many available as A5 cards @ £2.75 each including envelope, excluding p+p.

*See under BellayArt for 2No ex popup Galleries +3rd + last external venue > Studio [formerly Studio/Gallery] , The Causeway, Needham Market that I closed in this February, to continue working from home whilst keeping association with all those previously featured in Studio. Have over 100 hundred paintings + items in secure dry storage awaiting opportunity to have at, or very near home, where 'with immediate access' I can more easily re-invigorate BellayArt activity.....> WATCH THIS SPACE!

* Contact.....>> Ring > Pat on 07974 424374 anytime!

Or > email me > pat@patbellay.co.uk, then there is always messaging via BellayArt on Facebook.

*Only exhibition this year > Will have 4no of my paintings in this years upcoming East Anglian Artists Exhibition in St Edmundsbury Cathedral Friday 13th - Friday 20th August. This exhibition has been runnng for some years, used to be in the Cathedral owned Gallery opposite Angel Hotel but Gallery now in separate owmership + last year 2020 was to have been in the Cathedral itself, so this year it will be!! I will be on stewarding duty 2.30pm till 5pm on Saturday 14th + Friday 20th, plus 4.15pm till 5pm on Sunday 15th.

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**Personal explanation > As a 'designer' on my own a/c I have never ever 'advertised' anywhere as never take on anything I am not prepared to put my name to. All work has come in via recommendation/seen what you do have done etc. Where people have just come across me/seen something I have done, or been recommended, whatever way, in all cases generally I always start off with both barrels first on a like it or lump it basis/take it or leave it what you see is what you get QED. OK that can come across as arrogant +/or bombastic, but that's the way it is! Not a brilliant designer, wish I were, but have always been determined to do my best + build on abilities/experience regardless of budget or circumstance. *Even then there are numerous jobs I daren't go back + look at, full control never been achieved, only part/some little to none! *As of 2020 will only look at any'design' project if find it interesting enough to get involved, but am increasingly reluctant to even think about tackling the planning gestapo/planning system that get/s steadily worse year by year!!

*Explanation necessary as 'design' ethos continues + website meant to promote that, not 'advertise' + to further the cause to get the UK Planning Control system drastically looked into/overhauled < after 50 years of trying I have to accept that this is never going to happen, not that this will stop me trying at any + every opportunity!. Whereas as an 'artist' I am indeed 'advertising' my work to hopefully sell/find patronage + to develope/progress as an artist.

Copyright >> All images contained in this website remain the sole property of Pat Bellay.

Images may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, projected or used in any way without express permission.

**Please look over website + make contact for further information/to make comment/or to express any interest

DESIGNER >> *See 'Design portfolio'

4 Crown Paddock [straight ahead/black Uno] 1987 just after completed + we moved in [now home/office + studio], the last one of thirteen houses > Sparrows Yard [terrace of 4] Burls Yard [terrace of 4] + Crown Paddock [5 detached], Crown Street, Needham Market. *Used by Velux in adverts/literature at that time but unfortunately got 'no credit' [merely headed 'Private housing Needham Market'??, yet tandem advert they alternated this with was a Marina development where the designer 'an architect' was credited!!], especially as the advert appeared in the AJ; BD;RIBA Journal, + Builder etc etc!! *See also entry of item about these houses - under 'Design portfolio'.

ARTIST >> *See 'Gallery' + 'BellayArt'

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< Studio now closed for good, with immediate effect 25th February 2021

Am now working from home solely on my own work, but still maintainng association with ex Studio featured/supporting friends.