Helen works from a private studio in Cape Town. Prior to this she shared a studio with Lesley Charnock from mid 2013-2016 and Margie Johnson from approx 2010-2013. She is committed to studying and learning from her highly talented contemporaries. Passionate about art, she avidly reads up on technique and observes master artists work through books, dvd’s, international artist magazines and visiting galleries.
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
Her work has found homes all over the world..
Her preferred medium is oils and she enjoys figurative work. She feels that figures bring a scene to life and strives to tell a story and create a mood by capturing a moment in time. She steps into the scene when painting and hopes the viewer is able to do the same.
Although she is mostly a studio painter, you will occasionally find her enjoying plein-air painting and sketching. She is inspired by characters and scenes 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 Art In the Yard - Franschhoek, Cape State of the Art - Cape Town Candice Berman Gallery - Johannesburg