I'm primarily a landscape artist, working with inks and soft chalk pastel. I draw inspiration from the Cumbrian fells and the west coast of Scotland, areas which have played a pivotal part in my upbringing and adult life. I hope that my work conveys the strong connection I feel with the landscape, and the skies above.
Born and brought up in Cumbria, Helen left the county at the age of 18 to study Geography at Manchester University. After years living in and exploring various parts of the UK she has now returned, and has a studio in Fletchertown, the village she grew up in. Helen has spent many hours walking, sailing, cycling and cross country skiing in all weathers. She has climbed all 284 Scottish Munros (mountains over 3000 feet) and has sailed extensively off the west coast of Scotland. West coast of Scotland, especially Isle of Skye, features a lot in her work, as well as Cumbrian coastline along Solway.
Mixed media (pastel, ink) 45 x 46 cm
Mixed media (pastel, ink) 50 x 50 cm
• Allonby Sand
Mixed media (pastel, ink), 45 x 46 cm
• Storm Beach
Mixed media (pastel, ink) 42 x 42 cm