Calabi Gallery

Featuring an Eclectic Array of Primarily 20th Century Artwork

Etleva Belishova

Belishova, Libra Boy

Balance Boy by Etleva Belishova, Oil on Canvas, 28×22

Belishova, Untitled

Untitled by Etleva Belishova, Oil & Charcoal on Linen, 36×24

Belishova, Untitled

Untitled by Etleva Belishova, Oil & Charcoal on Linen, 36×24

Untitled

Untitled by Etleva Belishova, Oil on Canvas, 36×24

Fish NetFish Net by Etleva Belishova, Mixed Media, 36×36

Cityscape

Cityscape by Etleva Belishova, Mixed Media, 30×24

Untitled

Untitled by Etleva Belishova, Mixed Media, 36×24

Belishova artist photoGrowing up in Albania in the 70’s under the repression of autocratic dictatorship, isolated from the western world, I witnessed artist and writers being persecuted for their free expression of talents and beliefs. In the summer of 1990 I managed to enter the grounds of Italian embassy and was granted political asylum. Living in Italy, I become fascinated by the art work of old masters. Moving to United States after a few years , I had the opportunity to attend painting classes at School of Art in San Francisco, than continued my studies under the tutelage of Chester Arnold, a well accomplished and recognized artist in the West Cost. Through painting , for the last fifteen years, I found the media to express my feelings . My fantasy landscapes are a psychic burst carrying what I feel directly into the canvas. Daily observations, travels, relationships, life experience inspires me to develop new work. A major part of my work and purpose is portraying the gamut of human emotions from whimsical, quirky, to bizarre bordering on alien.