HI! I'M HELEN
I rekindled my love of art and creativity in 2017 after leaving a successful and happy career in Local Government. A full-blown career wasn't on the cards at that time, I was using art as a way to decompress, and draw focus away from what was going on, health wise, with my husband.
Fast forward to 2019 and I'm in love with drawing again. I'm doing commissions, honing my skills and really enjoying myself. I continued to experiment and try all kinds of styles and even won some international awards along the way.
My work is always colourful, mostly unusual and often complex. I don't have a theme, preferring to be completely intuitive and free to feel inspired. I now specialise in realism with coloured pencils, but am always trying new things, styles and mediums. I write a semi-regular blog where I discuss ideas and topics that excite me, and a light-hearted monthly newsletter where I can connect with people who are interested in my work.
I am proud to be an Artist Ambassador for Derwent, a position that enables me to continue to grow. I am also an award winning member of the International Guild of Realism.
I love being part of the online artist community, and always try to encourage others in their exploration of art. I am now passing on my knowledge via teaching workshops, tutorials and 1:1s. I do LIVE videos and have a fledgling YouTube channel too.
I am based in Winchester, Hampshire but am living in Cebu, Philippines at the moment.
Any questions, or if you'd like to make contact, please do.