Inspired by the natural beauty of her surroundings, Helena’s work incorporates the rich, wild Irish landscapes and evokes feelings of the natural world. Growing up in the Yorkshire moorlands, Helena now calls Northern Ireland home, a place where the lush Mourne Mountains sprawl into the stormy Irish sea. For Helena, art is not about what you see, but how it makes you feel. Her bold use of colour and rich texture create a pronounced mood and distinct atmosphere, whilst respectfully leaving enough creative space for the individual viewer’s own imagination. Helena’s work is driven by raw emotion felt through experiencing the breath-taking bleakness of the natural world. A deep and meaningful connection with bold landscapes drives the need to capture these feelings with a bold and vibrant art practice.
Although passionate about art growing up, Helena chose the ‘sensible’ job route and worked in the corporate IT industry for several years. However, the need to find creative fulfilment reignited the desire to experiment artistically and Helena started to take fine art classes to fill the creative void and hone her technical skills.