Helen is a Local award winning Australian Watercolourist, located in Coal Point, overlooking the beautiful Lake Macquarie .
Coming from a wide & varied career, including General Manager & CEO ..leaving Corporate life, she went on to study Advanced Graphic Design & Multimedia at Commercial Arts Training College and for over 16 years worked as a Freelance Graphic & Web designer, finally deciding to concentrate solely on developing her own artwork further. Her initial aim was to learn how to adopt Watercolour into her Pen & Ink studies, which has now developed into a love for the medium itself
Painting a diverse range of subjects, strongly influenced from a love of sailing & the ocean, birds, horses and all animals, Helen is always striving to transform her photos into drawings, then onto paintings, whilst enjoying the journey along the way.
Having had the opportunity to learn from the best Watercolourists in Australia & New Zealand & Overseas ..Tutors such as Robert Wade OAM and Malcolm Beattie, Jacky Pearson, Guy Troughton, Barry & Lucy McCann, Chan Dissanyake, Rob Candy, Ross Paterson, Hermann Pekel, Keiko Tanabe, and the list goes on….All of which greatly influence her work & style..
Her “heroes” in watercolour are Robert Wade OAM, Jack McDonogh, Sydney Long & Hans Heysen…but none moreso than Beatrix Potter, as it was her imagination and illustrations that Helen loved from her childhood, upon seeing her original works on a trip to Birnam in Scotland and the World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness on Windermere, she knew that was to be the new direction ….. Watercolours !
Helen joined the Hunters Art Network in 2015 and loves being given the opportunity each year to place her artwork on display with so many other Artists from our Local area. She appreciates the support and the hard work of HAN everyday …
Helen has sold many of her paintings, with numerous collectors being from overseas, including United States, Canada, UK, Russia, Pakistan and New Zealand, as well as throughout the homes of her many Australian collectors …
You may wish to join her on Facebook or Instagram ..just look for HELKINART .. or on her website https://helkinart.com where there is a gallery of her works along with a Online secured EShop with paintings on sale ..Helen also does many commissions .. so contact her today 😀
Examples of her work below …