Helen Silcock's profile

  • I have been a teacher for more than 25 years and I feel that art is available and achievable by anyone who wants to do it. Skills can be developed and learned with patience and effort. It takes practise to become accomplished but I truly feel that anyone
    I am an artist and tutor working in Retford Nottinghamshire.

    I illustrate and create realistic paintings using a variety of media. Often all on the same piece of art!
    My work is my passion and my hobby. My teaching runs alongside with this and the two feed each other.
    I initially trained as a textile print designer and I find that pattern is an integral part of a lot of the work I create.

    I love to spend hours on tiny details.

    The pleasure of repetition on Zentangle and Mandals soothes me, the challenge of creating realism with mixed media nad acrylics, or the beautiful feeling of blending creamy oil paint, its all part of the thing that makes me feel alive and whole. 
    Acrylics, Acrylic Inks, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, Pencil/Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
    Animal or Wildlife, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Still Life

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