Harriet Bellows was born in Philadelphia, PA. She received a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from The College of Art and Design at Alfred University, NY. Upon graduating she established and operated a clay studio for ten years in Alfred, NY. During that period her work was selected for Permanent Collection by the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Luce Foundation, D.C. and the Mint Museum’s Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection of Charlotte, NC. Her paintings have been selected for numerous national juried exhibitions and invitationals. In 2010 she retired from a thirty year career as a professional pilot and continued her art work. In October 2015 Ms Bellows was awarded an Artist Fellowship at the Virginia Center for The Creative Arts (VCCA). Ms Bellows is now working out of her new painting studio in upstate New York.