Experience the wonderful, diverse and exciting world of mixed media painting using strong design, composition and pattern. Create form, colour and texture in new innovative ways.
This year's courses proved to be a huge success and I am currently preparing lessons and workshops for the New Year 2014 in and around North London. Classes are kept relatively small in order to provide close personnel attention and tuition.
Please see my Tuition Gallery to see a selection of my student's work.
Helen Kaminsky Art has always been a passion for me, but due to personal circumstances I opted to leave school at 17 and pursue a career in travel, hoping to return to my vocation as an artist a little later in life. This took another 40 years and only now I have at last fulfilled my dream of becoming a self-taught, professional artist. My work has evolved through various mixed media techniques, from photo transfer, mixed water media, collage and encaustic art (an ancient form of painting with pigmented wax). I love the challenges and excitement of experimenting with different mediums, changing the style to suit the subject and the effects that I want to create. This versatility gives each piece its own mystique. I have developed my style to interact with the observer as I like to keep a sense of mystery within my paintings, for the interpretation to change with each viewer's own imagination. This way the painting will always be a source of creative visualisation, changing over time with the shifting thought processes. The synergies of these techniques combine to establish an intuitive, original and diverse portfolio.
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Society for Women Artists (SWA) 152nd Open Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London SW1 27th June to 6th July 2013
Helen received a Highly Commended award from the SAA 2013 Artist of the Year for "Across the Bay" and a Commended award for "Red Angel".
Helen was recently awarded a place as a finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition and her artwork "Citadel" appears in their 2012 Creative Works Annual previously Helen was awarded as a finalist in the 2009 annual with her painting "Moon Goddess"
Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Canvas, Collage, Encaustic Wax, Gouache, Mixed Media, Monoprint, Oil pastel, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Printmaking, Water soluble pastels, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract, Expressionism, Landscape, Naive/ Primitive, Seascapes and Water, Townscapes, Waterways and Canals