A graduate of Wrexham College of Art in 1987 gaining a H.N.D in Visual Communication Studies Graphics / Illustration, Helen began her career as a Trainee Graphic Designer, pre-computers when cut and paste was with a scalpel and spraymount, and typefaces selected off sheets of Letraset, a time when everything was done by eye. As a graduate she had the opportunity to do all the graphics for the established Japan Fanzine ‘Bamboo’, including T-Shirts, and in 1988 invited to design the David Sylvian Fan Tour Book ‘Eighty Days’.
A move to Scotland in 1991 led to employment as a Senior Visual Arts Assistant at The MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling. Helen took a break to have a family returning to Wales in 1996. In 2006 returned to college and attended Yale College in Wrexham part-time, to improve and refresh art skills. The art tutor on the course encouraged Helen to enter an art competition for Adult Learner’s Week in 2007 and won. This was a turning point to pursue a career in art, and consider teaching art specialising in Art as Therapy. Combing family life, working part-time as a classroom assistant, doing a Teacher Training Certificate evening class at Deeside College, and City & Guilds Art Qualification in Denbigh Community College, everything finally came together when in 2011 Helen became self-employed as a Community Art Tutor. It was during her time at Denbigh College that Helen discovered her passion for landscape / seascape painting and experimental textural work.
Since 2013 Helen has been selling and exhibiting work alongside her teaching. She is inspired by J. M. W Turner, David Tress and The Scottish Colourists. Helen likes creating a sense of place with her charcoal drawings and acrylic paintings to achieve atmosphere and impressions of the Welsh landscape.
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