DAVID BELLING

Straightforward and welcoming, bold and realistic....David Belling’s watercolor style captures the timeless beauty and spirit of settings, places and things–especially pieces of living history.
The Fort Myers News-Press says, “He is one with his subjects… arguably the region’s best known landscape painter.” It’s been said that his structures lean from the paper, yearning to tell their tales. The various landmarks Belling has put into limited edition prints have already been altered by time, storms or man. When I see something that retains a link with the past, I’m drawn to it. My aim is to open the viewer’s eye to history that is still in use in some fashion, and stir memories.” Belling’s art career began in Wisconsin–first as a freelance designer and, later, as creative director and advertising agency partner. He always painted in his free time, and his watercolors can be found in many corporate and private Midwest collections.
After moving to Florida, and continuing an award-winning career in advertising, Belling retired, and began painting full-time. A signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, his originals and prints may be found in many private collections and galleries.