Belinda Larmour
Portrait Painter



Belinda Larmour started painting at Belfast High School under the guidance of Denis McDowell, before leaving Northern Ireland to study music at the University of Edinburgh.  From 1983 she worked for the BBC in Belfast, at first in the Music Department, and later as a Television Director.  During this time, she also gained substantial experience as a professional musician – touring America as a violinist in the Phil Coulter orchestra, and working as a regular keyboard player and musical arranger with the John Anderson Big Band.

In the past few years Belinda has increasingly been concentrating on painting, and combines work for exhibitions and galleries with a growing number of portrait commissions.


  • MA, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • B.Mus(Hons), Edinburgh University
  • LTCL (violin)


  • Winner, Percy French Watercolour Competition, 1998
  • Travel Scholarship to Bayreuth to study Wagner’s Ring


  • Royal Ulster Academy Exhibitions, 1999 and 2001
  • Arts Society of Ulster Exhibitions, 2000 and 2009
  • The Gallery, Carrickfergus
  • Yard Gallery, Holywood


  • Illustrations for ‘The Fairy Glen’ by Declan Carville

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