- Future Tuition:
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.
Society for Women Artists (SWA) 152nd Open Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London SW1 27th June to 6th July 2013
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, Water soluble pastels, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract, Expressionism, Seascapes and Water, Townscapes