Carly Belford

My painting practice is primarily concerned with my romanticization of natural features, phenomena and landmarks. I have a fascination with the antique and (seemingly) permanent. I seek through painting to produce my own document of a place or thing I have an interest in, whether it be something I have discovered for myself and photographed, or a photograph someone else has taken of something that I could never imagine myself encountering. To me, a mountain becomes a monument; a secluded lake becomes an undiscovered oasis; the opposite bank of a river becomes a promised land.

I received my BFA from Concordia University in 2012 and currently living and working in Toronto.