Helen is an artist living in the Hampshire/Sussex area of the UK. Originally self taught she developed her painting techniques assisted by workshops, tutorials, books, and most importantly, a lot of practice and obsessive observation. Helen originally developed her practice through a love for painting wildlife and finds immense pleasure in conveying life in the subjects she paints. Human figurative work is also proving to be immensely satisfying, along with landscapes and still life…..
Helen works in oils, acrylic, graphite pencil, charcoal, pastels, and often experiments with other mediums.
She appreciates and draws inspiration from artists both modern and past who exploit the relationship between light and dark, and those who connect with and express exceptional qualities of spirit of subject in their work and bring out the character of their subjects, whether human, animal or inanimate object. Helen draws personal inspiration from nature and a desire to display unique characteristics in her work.
In the short time that Helen has been working as an artist she has taken part in local exhibitions in Petersfield and Chichester, is a member of the Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society in whose 2018 and 2019 exhibitions she was granted the Visitor’s Choice Award. Inspired to push her limits further Helen is now studying for a BA in painting with the Open College of Arts. During the pandemic in 2020 she took part in the Portraits for NHS heroes initiative and proudly had her painting “Grace” selected to appear in the book published by Bloomsbury Press.
Helen is moved and grateful by all the positive response to her work and is eager and delighted to continue her adventure into the world of art.