Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Lincoln Cathedral

We caught the train over to Lincoln today to see Daniel's holy place of work; the cathedral. We were very honoured to climb up to the roof of the cathedral and view the space from such a height. What an inspirational environment to work in....... there certainly are lots of stain glass windows to keep you busy restoring. We look forward to seeing your work take shape at our house.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Have a Cool Yule

I would like to wish everyone a Magical Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..........

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Galerie is the place to be

Just hung the show at Galerie. Love the space. Love to see you there this weekend. I'll be there this Saturday 28th November from 10-4. There will be badge making for the children and cake! Show is on for the next two weeks.
18 Kirkgate
NG24 1AB

Monday, 16 November 2009


We visited my new exhibition venue Galerie yesterday http://www.galerie.co.uk/blog/category/events/
18 Kirkagate, Newark NG2 1AB

It's an enchanting little place and well worth a visit, it's not too far from Newark Castle and Gannets Cafe Bistro on Castle Gate for lunch.
The open day of my show is Saturday 28th November 10am-4pm, come along for some culture and cake!!!!
The show runs from 1st December - 13th December tues-sat 9.30-5.30 Hope to see you

Friday, 13 November 2009

T's for Universal Works s/s 2010

Hi, here's my latest t shirt range that I designed as part of my collaboration with menswear brand 'Universal Works' My designs have also been printed and embroidered onto scarves and handkerchiefs.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Halloween Wishes

We have just returned home from a week away in Norfolk!
Crisp salty air, autumn hues, true calm... Refreshed and inspired I plan my next show in December, details will be posted. Hope your Halloween was a spookey one.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

design circus pop-up shop

Discover the design circus pop-up shop, 4 Albert Road nr Central Ave West Bridgford. Opening night 22nd October 5-9pm.
Weekly openings: tues weds thurs 11-6pm fri-sat 9-6pm Sun 11-4pm CLOSED MONDAY
Amongst my work there will be fashion, craft, jewellery and clothing.

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Autumn is with us once again, inspiration for colour is at it's best; olive green, frost green, burnt yellow, brown, antique rose and deep plum.
The pumpkin's in grandma's garden are amazing, the children are already sketching new faces for 'Mr pumpkin'
I am very excited about purchasing a dutch bicycle, Hugo and I will soon be able to discover secret places. Enjoy autumn, stay warm, inspired and alive!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Stuff of Life

hi, I've been really busy unpacking yet more boxes, painting and collecting spiders with the children in our garden! What a great garden we have, it has been well worth the move. Great to see so much wildlife and see the little ones run freely. Can't wait for all the fruit to blossom next year.
I hope you managed to pop by and see my show at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, if not, here's the link http://www.ysp.co.uk/view.aspx?id=689
Also don't forget to pencil in The Stuff of Life event Sat 10th October 12pm-5pm Hedley Villas, Hedley Street, Sherwood Rise Nottingham Art, Music, Performance etc. Hope to see you then x

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Show

Hello! It has been a long, long time since I have posted, we have been really busy moving house. I have a new show and a new collection of screen prints on show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 7th September until the end of October. Here's a snippet of the new work, please do pop along and enjoy!
My email has been down for the last two weeks, it's now up and running, if it's really important please send again. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Pop up Store, Lambs Conduit Street, London

hey, it's been some time since I last posted. I have been busy with the tape again, Mr Rabbit made an appearance on the window of CUBE http://www.cubecompany.com/ The pop up store opens on 21st July for one month only, open 11am-7pm Monday - Friday. The store also showcases my new collection of screen prints alongside the autumn / winter collection by universal works http://universalworks.co.uk I have also collaborated with universal works on a range of limited edition t-shirt prints specifically designed for the event. More of my designs will also appear in the spring/summer 2010 collection.
The Universal Workshop, 47 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3NG, tel: 020 7242 9576

Sunday, 5 July 2009


We visited West Yorkshire for a few days. Hugo discovered the hidden treasure of potatoes in granny's garden and scrubbed his findings one by one for tea, the simple joys of life!
Starting to gather inspirations for my up and coming show at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park 7th September - 31st October 2009.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

childrens festival

Feed your families creativity at the childrens festival - lakeside arts festival. Bursts of colour,soothing light and relaxation was found in the luminaire structure, which seemed to be endless....We adopted two interplanterory exchange students http://www.maisonfoo.com and spent the rest of the afternoon making mini works of art.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


we spent a few restful days in yorkshire. the sun was shining, shadows were dancing, colours were melodic. days in the park, adventures on the spinning tea cup and saucer and evenings spent collecting rusty treasure in our buckets.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

the latest

Hello, it has been quite some time since I last posted. I have been busy creating another commission for converse, carnaby street!
Thanks to every one who came along on Saturday to 'Where it's at' the launch of my new collection. The show was a great success I am delighted my new collection was enjoyed by all. Please check out my website http://www.kayvanbellen.com for more details, look on the news pages to view the new range!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

past times

our Easter vacation is over.... we climbed hills in Derbyshire in search of ChoColate!!! we relived the past at Belton House, we gathered sketches and discovered mini beasts at Attenborough.
I am now away for a few days in London, installing my illustration for Converse. Watch this space for further details on the launch of my new screen prints. cheerio x

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a Happy Easter, hope the easter bunny is good to you all!