The Restless Wave: My Two Lives with John Bellany

By Helen Bellany


Helen Bellany, twice married to the artist John Bellany, recalls their lives together in Scotland, London, and Italy, John's rise from poverty and obscurity to worldwide recognition, and the human cost inherent in creating great art.

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`The Restless Wave is a remarkable book, and deserves to be widely read. It is also, at approaching 400 pages, the longest love letter we've ever read: but so easy and rewarding to read at the same time.'-Undiscovered Scotland

Author Biography

Helen Bellany is the widow of the artist John Bellany with whom she fell in love in art school. They were married twice and had three children together. Helen Bellany is also an accomplished artist.