Helen is an accomplished wildlife artist who has been teaching weekly art classes and workshops for over 29 years. Although her passion is wildlife painting specialising in acrylic inks, Helen enjoys a diversity of other subjects using a variety of mediums including graphite pencils, watercolours and pastel pencils.
Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and held in private collections. In 2016 Helen was honoured to be selected to exhibit in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of The Year Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London where her painting was sold during the private preview.
Helen especially enjoys teaching and helping others to improve their artistic skills and to share her passion for creative painting. Her workshops are suitable for complete beginners and the more experienced artists alike, and designed to be informative and inspirational but above all, fun! Students are guided through the day with a variety of demonstrations together with one-to-one tuition. All materials for each workshop are provided and included in the cost of the workshop.
Workshop Venue: [Latest Update: 15th August 2023]
All workshops are held in Studio 6 at the Lockswood Community Centre, Locks Heath Shopping Centre, Locks Heath, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 6DX. Every workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike and run between 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Studio 6 is located on the first floor above the library. A lift is available. The studio itself is a large airy room with plenty of light, controlled heating and two sinks (hot and cold water). Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided at no cost throughout the day. Students are advised to provide their own lunch although there are many nearby food outlets including Waitrose, to purchase lunch if you so wish. Some students prefer to bring a cushion for added comfort for seating.
Details of free parking will be provided upon confirmation of workshop booking. Helen and Martin hope there is something to inspire you in the list of forthcoming workshops and look forward to welcoming you.