I never knew Frank Bellamy so have no new insights or information to offer. I was simply one of the guys lucky enough to help
Nancy Bellamy clear Frank's studio when she was moving home. AND enough of a fanboy to ask if I could keep the rubbish.
This consisted of published pages mounted on card, over a hundred small 3x4 photos taken by the artist as reference (in the
days before photocopiers or scanners) and a few scraps of original work.
I held on to the bits and pieces in the hope that they might be included in a book devoted to Frank Bellamy's work. There have
been attempts to publish a definitive volume but none have been successful. Now, almost twenty five years later, and with the
world in recession, a book seems more of a remote possibility than ever.
Compared to new images recorded and created in our digital age none of the source material I have is good, some is very
poor but I believe it offers a unique and valuable insight to any true Frank Bellamy fan.
Thanks to Nancy Bellamy for giving me the two bags of studio debris, permission to use it here and for her time in relating
anecdotes and tales of Frank's life and career.
All of the imagery posted here is the property of the respective copyright
holders and may NOT be reproduced without their permission