HI! I'M HELEN

Here's a little bit about me and my work.

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I rekindled my love of art and creativity in 2017 after leaving a successful and happy career in Local Government. Art is a long way from the spreadsheets and finances I used to work on...though perhaps not if you imagine the creativity needed!

Fast forward to 2019 and I'm drawing more things, and taking commissions and I'm really enjoying myself.  I won an award, I joined some groups and I was picking up skills from some of the best colour pencil artists out there.  2020 arrived and I won another award and I joined more groups and continued to work hard on my skills, specialising in realism with coloured pencils, but always trying new things.

It's 2022 now, and I am still experimenting. I am beginning to find my artistic voice, and I have a solid set of skills behind me.

My personal work is always colourful, mostly unusual and often complex. Colour Pencils will always be a favourite for realism, but I enjoy exploring other ideas in other ways with other mediums.

I am very proud to be an Artist Ambassador for Derwent, a position that enables me to continue to grow. I am also a member of the International Guild of Realism and the UK Coloured Pencil Society. 


I love to encourage people in their exploration of art and I am now passing on the knowledge I've learned about coloured pencils via in-person workshops and online events.

I have some workshops planned in Winchester. If you are interested in organising a workshop with me, do get in touch.

I still take some commissions. You can read about prices and the process by clicking the link below, or you can get in touch and we can talk about what you'd like.

Thank you!