Since 2003, Helen has studied drawing, art history, theory and techniques under Leoni Duff, Tasmanian artist, including regular art sessions and art/cultural study tours to Europe. Participation in many workshops with other artists, en-plein air painting, reading, studying and continued practice, has developed her skills to a high level and continually challenges her to experiment and extend her horizons.
Helen’s preferred medium is pastel. She loves the immediacy, colours, and the versatility to experiment with techniques and textures, that pastels offer. Helen strives to represent a different viewpoint of the natural landscape. She also enjoys the challenge of exploring a more contemporary approach.
In 2015, Helen won the pastel prize in the Tasmanian Art Awards (Eskleigh) and first prize in the NEACA Arts exhibition. (Scottsdale) In March, 2018, Helen won the major art prize at the Glamorgan Spring Bay exhibition.
Helen’s Studio Highcrest at Binalong Bay, has been included in the Bay of Fires, Secret people, Secret places, Open Studio trail for the last three years.