Courting a new art form. . /./.

Glitch Courtesan WATERMARKSince i exchanged the brush for the pen my work has changed so dramatically, while it still holds the hallmarks of my fine art, it has grown into a completely different monster. . /./.

‘Courtesan /./. GLitch’



The Monsters That Come From My Chest.. . .. /. /.

Chest infections can be brutal. . . ./. Thats why I’ve made these images so brutal.
When I’m ill  the biggest pain is not being able to work, draw or paint. . //.

Out of internet../ . Not out of action.. . /.

Brighton 2014 Free Art Exhibition
You may remember, if you are a regular follower, the 100 pigeons exhibited in my last show ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’
Last week i set them free in Brighton, sadly but consciously in their most inhabited environment, The window ledges of empty buildings.. . ./.

They lasted two days. .. ./. I hope they are loved. . /.
Acrylic on reclaimed plywood.

Pigeons. ./ That Peck At The Sidelines. .//.

Just some of the birds on display in ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’

They’re All Grown Up. / ../.

Love Birds// / ./ by PigeonNest.. ./

Yaaay Its here.. /  there’s finally some collaborations by myself and Frin./

After lots of brain storming we have found a way to fuse our two loves./. Painting and Sewing into one lovable package/. /. Go and take a look at Lovebirds by PigeonNest…/.
Theres still plenty more collaborations to come! And I’m so happy to start this journey. /.


New Patches. . /.//.

So ive done my part of the bargain and painted a bunch of pigeons./. They’ve all been cut out and attached to complimentary fabric ready to be made into all sorts!

Empty Stomach. ./ ./…/ .

Only 2 days left.. .. / ./

Pigeon Party.. /./ .

Something new in the studio../. Fabric pigeons ready to be sewn on to all manor of things/../ ./ Watch this space../ . and keep an eye on this shop, they’ll be available soon. . /. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pigeonnest


Valentines Love birds./. /…/.

So tomorrow it will be two weeks until valentines day/. /.

And in the spirit of things I’m going to get all soppy and offer buy one get one free on ‘Love birds’../. Choose your own colors and objects and i will paint the perfect matching partner for free.. /. /.

13 cm x 13 cm – £15 incl post
20 cm x 20 cm – £20 incl post

You can contact me directly via jbelbin@live.co.uk or you can order straight away via my shop/  ./.


Here’s some of the ‘Love Birds’ Featured in my previous exhibition ‘FRAGMENTS’

FLIM .. / / . Time In A Fish Bowl. / ./

A while back now i was contacted by a guy who saw my show ‘Everything Changes’ we got talking about art and music and the blending of the two. /./. His name was Giovanni and i later found out that both he and his band we based in Italy. /. After mutually falling in love with each others craft I ended up doing the artwork for their newest release/. / .FLIM – Time In A Fish Bowl.

Now this week they will be releasing a track for free off the upcoming album, Due date Feb2014./.
Now i urge you to go and give these guys a listen, not just because i’ve done the artwork but because they really are awesome./ ./.


I look forward to more projects like this in the future. /