More than almost anything else art injects individuality and interest into a room. My very first purchase for our first home was a painting. With so little else in the house at the time that was probably quite a strange choice but I have always loved paintings and hated looking at bare walls! In fact, my very first shop was a small contemporary art gallery in Notting Hill which is when I discovered and sold Helen’s work.
As our stores are all laid out as rooms, I have for some time wanted to include artworks in our collections. They are needed to complete the feeling of a home and it has created a wonderful opportunity to work with Helen again. We have added a small selection of paintings to most of our stores now but are now able to showcase a full collection here, in our virtual gallery.
A bit about Helen...
Helen lives and works in the Scottish Borders. All her work is in oil on canvas or board. She usually starts with a background of collage which creates a textured, patterned effect on which she builds her painting. Using a collage base gives depth and takes her in interesting directions so that the painting is to some extent led by the interaction between the paint and what is underneath.
Her inspiration comes from many sources, among them the great Scottish painters of the last century, music, her family, the surrounding hills, fields and shores of southern Scotland. More recently she has become interested in the livelihoods of people indigenous to the Southern Artic Circle and we are delighted to showcase some of those works in this collection.
Helen is a Scottish Royal Academy prize-winning artist who has been widely exhibited, including shows at the Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh) and numerous solo shows across the UK, including Thompsons Gallery (London), Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh) Castlegate House Gallery (Cumbria) and Marine House at Beer (Devon).
All artworks are framed adding approximately 8cm to the given dimensions. For further information on prices and availability please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note that artworks labelled with a red dot have now been sold and artworks with a green dot are currently reserved.