Jesse Bellavance

Bellavance Ink
1733 Painted Sky Terrace
Charlottesville, Va 22901

I grew up in a family of artists with my Mom being a potter and my Dad a fine arts
professor. I always liked drawing for fun but I never really devoted any significant
time to it until later in life. About 8 years ago I started a small company, which
required me to generate graphics using computer software such as Adobe
Illustrator/Photoshop. However I really wanted to be able to draw my graphics first
and then import into the software to manipulate.

So three years ago I began the process of teaching myself how to draw. I followed
the advice found in the book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty

I started first with pencil, but I found it to be too messy for me and switched to Micron Water proof ink pens. From that point forward I began drawing faces, then
moved on to people, cars, basically anything I saw of interest. Three years later my favorite subjects for drawing are landscapes, buildings, and then just whimsical funny drawings. I will sometimes employ watercolors but for the most part they are black and white ink drawings.

I even did my own self-published children’s book called “The Sneeze”. It is about how one old man’s sneeze causes a chain of events that save the world. I do accept work on commission if I feel the subject is in my wheelhouse.