Having lived in Berkshire for much of her life Helen moved to North Devon in 2009. The stark differences she experienced in the nature of place; how time correlates to that place and the routines in the ways we live our lives in the city and country became important to her investigation of the subject, 'place'.
'I don’t consider myself to be a landscape artist but through abstraction I try to relate the experience of place; lived in architecture and structures and the unlived wider spaces of the physical landscape. The study of place is evocative, revealing the fragility of being - I view this as an investigation into how we ‘fit’ - what has gone before, the evidence of life and how we crave to belong.'
Helen explores hybrid techniques using printmaking, collage and paint. The freedom to cross over mediums often involves a combination of graphic and fine art elements leading to interesting and exciting processes.
2002 BA Hons, Fine Art, University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham
2008 MA/PG Dip, The Body and Representation, University of Reading
A resident artist at 360 Degrees Trust
2015 Studio/printmaking room on Exmoor, North Devon
2017 - 2020, Director/tutor 'folio' printmaking studio, Ilfracombe, North Devon
2021 - Private studio
2022, April - ongoing, Leading an Artists Collaboration 'Reserved Space'
7 artists over 7 months and culminating in an exhibition early 2023.
Black Swan Arts Open, Frome, 15th Jul - 11 Sept
Royal Cambrian Academy Annual Open 8th Jan - 26th Feb
SWAc, Annual Open Exhibition, The Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU, 12th - 23rd November, 10am - 4:30pm
'RSA Annual Exhibition - Open Art', The Royal Scottish Academy of Art, RSA, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL, 2nd November - 11th December, 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat, Sun 12 - 5pm
'Land, Sea and Sky', Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-upon-Humber, The Printmakers Council, 26th October - 1st December
2019 Ilfracombe Art Trail 11th -12th May, folio studio
2018 Ilfracombe Art Trail, 5th - 7th May, folio studio
2017 The Annual Open Christmas Exhibition, The Burton at Bideford, 18th November - 23rd December, Selected
2017 (NOA 17) 21st National Open Art Exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf 17 - 26 November moving to Pallant House, Chichester for the 21st National Open Art Winners' Exhibition, 6 - 17 December 2017.
21st National Open Art Landscape Prize- 'Mudlark' sponsored by The Norfolk Estate
2017 Black Swan Open 2017 (2 selected) 2nd - 29th November, Black Swan Gallery, Frome
2016 Dis:placed Collaboration March - August
2015 City of London Barbican Library, Works on Paper, PMC, 6th - 28th January
2014 Dial House Gallery, Ongoing
2014 International Print Exchange, Green Door Printmaing Studio, Derby
2014 The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth
2014 Pie Factory, Margate, CMYK exhibition, Printmakers Council
2014 The Burton Art Gallery, Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society's summer show
2013 Spaces and Places, selected, Harbour House, Kingsbridge, 26th Oct. - 9th Nov
2013 The Open Drawing Exhibition, selected, The Plough Arts, Torrington, 5th Oct - 25th Oct
2013 Commission for Wetherspoons, Bideford
2013 Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London, 22 - 23rd February, 11am - 5pm (Private View: Thursday 21st Feb, 7pm)
2012 Selected Exhibition: The Plough Arts Centre Open Drawing Exhibition, Torrington, 5th - 27th Oct
2012 Gifted, thegallery@360, 1st - 30th December Wed - Sun, 10:30 - 5:30pm
2012 Sea Ilfracombe Festival, 1st - 3rd September
2012 All at Sea, The Pie Factory, Margate, 4th - 9th August, 11 - 4 pm
2012 Shamal, Villa Monastero, Varenna, IT, 23rd July - 6th August
2012 The Long Gallery, The West Buckland School, Devon March - June
2011 thegallery@360, Filleigh, North Devon,19th Nov - 23rd Dec, 'In the Bleak Mid Winter...'
2011 thegallery@360, Filleigh, North Devon, July - September
2011 Beyond Boundaries, The Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay, 2nd - 13th July
2011 The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, Art Trek, June
2011 Art Trek, Arlington Court, Arlington, Devon, Friday 17th / Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th June Saturday 25th / Sunday 26th June Times: 11am – 4.30pm
2011 Art Trek, Castle Hill House, Filleigh 10th – 12th June
2011 From Water Born Soul, Villa Monastero in Varenna, Lecco, Italy, 23rd May – 12th June
2011 Immersive Worlds, The Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey Torquay, 14th - 26th April
2011 The Queens Theatre, Barnstaple, Solo Exhibition, 07/03/11
2011 The Brick Lane Gallery,196 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA, 01/02/11 - 14/02/11
2011 NYNW Exhibition, Broomhill Art Hotel, Barnstaple, 16/01/11
2010 The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, Solo Exhibition, 13/09/10
2010 SHP, Bracknell, 3rd July - 29th August
2010 thegallery@360, Filliegh, North Devon, 05/06/10
2010 Shamal Creative Wind, Villa Desio, Monza, Desio, Italy, 05/06/10
2010 LES CHEVEUX ELECTRIQUES, Primo Piano Living Gallery, Lecce, Italy, 08/05/10
2010 Contemporary Female Mythologies, Primo Piano Living Gallery, Lecce, Italy, 07/03/10