Helen works from Frere Street Studios in Woodstock. Prior to this she worked at Eastside Studio's for 3 years, shared a studio with Lesley Charnock from mid 2013-2016 and Margie Johnson from approx 2010-2013.
In 2010, she joined the South African Society of Artists and has taken part in their annual exhibitions at Kirstenbosch, winning an award in 2010 and two in 2011. 2011 - achieved the highest overall score ever awarded on an Annual Exhibition. 2012 - invited to exhibit at the prestigious SASA Merit exhibition. 2013 - successful joint exhibition at the Cape Gallery. Selected as runner up in the SA Artist Magazine 2013 cover page competition and featured in the magazine. 2014 - awarded fellowship of the South African Society of Artists and work was selected for Veluka at ArtB. Featured in the Fair Lady magazine. 2015 – joint exhibition at Eclectica Modern, various large commissions. Winner of Elinor Palmer Award. 2016 & 2017 - workshopped with American artists, Martin Campos and Melinda Cootsona. Various joint exhibitions. 2017 - The Gold that Binds Us - First Solo Exhibition - Cape Gallery 2018 - workshopped with British artist, Emily Ball. When the Birds Come - Second Solo Exhibition - Art in the Yard, Franschhoek. Featured in the Woman & Home Magazine. 2019 - Featured in the Southern Vines Magazine and Art Times, Bursting into Life - Third Solo Exhibition - AiTY Franschhoek Joint exhibitions at StateoftheART 2021 - Diving Deep & Flying High - Forth Solo Exhibition - AiTY Franschhoek. Joint Exhibitions at StateoftheART and Cape Gallery. Featured in the Art Times. 2022 - The Magic & They Mystery - Fifth Solo Exhibition - AiTY Franschhoek. Joint Exhibitions at StateoftheART and Cape Gallery.
Her work has found homes all over the world..
Her preferred medium is oils and she enjoys abstraction and figurative work.
Although she is mostly a studio painter, you will occasionally find her enjoying plein-air painting and sketching. She is inspired by characters, scenes and moments found in and around our beautiful city and on her travels. She is also captivated by the model.
Helen’s work is represented at:-
Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town AiTY - Franschhoek, Cape StateoftheART - Cape Town