Windows On Woodstock

Windows On Woodstock is my textile art studio in Santa Ynez, CA. It is a converted barn which sits high on a hill overlooking Woodstock Road and the Santa Ynez Valley. Within the 1500+ square feet I create art pieces from my hand dyed fabrics which I screen print, paint, stencil, otherwise embellish and stitch. My work ranges from representational to conceptual to abstract. Several series are incorporated into my body of work.

Belinda Hart

Windows On Woodstock

Thursday, October 8, 2015

 These two pieces are a subset of my "Vineyard Series" called Winter Vines.  The top is a new piece, and has not yet seen any exhibits.  The bottom was part of my solo exhibition at Caravintas Winery from July 3 until September 29 of this year.  It has found a new home at St.Marks-in-the-Valley Church in Los Olivos.  I am so thrilled to have it there.  A triptych, not shown here, now belongs to Bob and Vickie Baehner of Baehner Fournier Vineyards.  I'm planning to do more in this series.  I love the imagery in the vines and terrain.  

These are three pieces in a music series that I have been working on.  The piece above is entitled Bass Notes.                                             

This piece is Dream in E Minor, after my favorite violin concerto--Mendolsohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor.                                      

And this is Polonaises, named after the Chopin Polonaises, and the faint back print of the sheet music.  All are now framed, and they look great as a series.                                                                                                                                                      

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I have been working on a number of smaller pieces, in particular 12" X 12" squares, to frame for the monthly Guild Room exhibits at Gallery Los Olivos.  This one, called "Trees Like Praying Hands", is one of the pieces I am showing for February.  It is front mounted on linen and framed with a distressed pine frame.  I like the way the small pieces show in a frame. While the large pieces hang like tapestries, the small pieces seem to benefit from framing.  I will be showing a large (3ft X 4ft) unframed piece for March, but am preparing smaller pieces again for April.

Monday, September 15, 2014

This was the entry sign for my reception.
And this was my wine label for the reception wines.
The Artists Guild of Santa Ynez Valley juried me in as the September Artist of the Month.  My feature exhibit, The Vineyard Series, is being shown at Gallery Los Olivos through October 1. This is a photo taken at my opening reception on September 6.  The piece on the lower right, Dreaming of Vineyards, was sold during the reception.  My thanks to everyone who came.  It was so special having you all here!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Here's a peek at a more conceptual piece I have been working on in my Vineyard Series--not yet realistic, but a departure from abstract. It is distinguishable as "landscape" but has a hint of fantasy.  It combines hand dyes, photos on cloth and fusing.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I have my trusty roll of Mistyfuse out this morning, and am fusing large batches of hand dyed fabrics that are to be used for the Vineyard series I will be exhibiting this fall (see previous post).  I started the series last fall with a large piece that will be part of the November Fibervision exhibit at C Gallery in Los Alamos.  I have been adding companion pieces for Gallery Los Olivos, where I will be hosting an artist's reception as the SYV Artist Guild's September Artist of the Month.