Inklings
Welcome!
For over 35 years, Dena Bellows has explored the 26 distinct letters of our alphabet.  Showcased throughout this site are a variety of samples, illustrating the use of different tools, materials and techniques. From designing custom invitations, maps, menus, books, greeting cards and custom quotations to addressing envelopes or placecards, Dena is the experienced artist behind this stunning and stylish work. For better viewing, click on the individual small samples at the right to see an enlarged version.     

I am located in the NW Suburbs of Chicago, but as you will see, I do work for clients across the country. I have exhibited and taught nationwide, and accept both corporate and individual commissions. Please contact me to discuss your ideas; I can customize your vision, whether traditional or contemporary - to fit the parameters of your project.Thank you.

As the chill of winter descends, we turn in and do a bit of cocooning, plotting, and planning.  Whether you are looking ahead to a wedding, anniversary, corporate event or an intimate dinner at home, adding a warm personal touch will resonate.  A hand lettered envelope or invitation, a love letter, maybe a resolution or certificate recognizing a colleague, perhaps an elegant  quotation or placecard, showcase beautiful craftsmanship - a welcome antidote in our high tech world.
Please contact me by email or cell (847.687.8571) to discuss your project.  I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you!