Helen transitioned into a full time artist in 2008 after a high flying corporate career in Retail Property. A decade later her career has launched into a whole new trajectory as she explores the magic of creating without boundaries – the art of playing, using more colour and working intuitively from within. Committed to studying and learning from her highly talented contemporaries, Helen shared a studio with Margie Johnson for four years and then with Lesley Charnock for a number of years. She has workshopped with Mary Visser, Jenny Parsons, American artists Martin Campos and Melinda Cootsona and immersed herself in the studio focusing on the figure and abstraction.
Her work has been exhibited at StateoftheART, Art In The Yard and the Cape Gallery as well as numerous exhibitions at Kirstenbosch. She has been featured in magazine publications, was selected as a Veluka finalist at ArtB, has been awarded Fellowship of the South African Society of Artists and has won numerous awards.
Her work is in homes and collections all over the world.
Solo exhibition - Bursting Into Life, Art In The Yard, Franschhoek
Solo exhibition - When The Birds Come at Art In The Yard, Franschhoek
Solo exhibition - The Gold That Binds Us, Cape Gallery, Cape Town
Review, a group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Cities In Motion, a group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Joint exhibition at Eclectica Modern, painting commissioned for use on Maanskynkop wine label, winner of the Eleanor Palmer Award
Summertime; a group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
A Point Of View; a group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Awarded fellowship of the South African Society of Artists
Selected as Veluka finalist at ArtB
Featured in the Fair Lady magazine
Group exhibiton at The Cape Gallery
Selected as runner up in the SA Artist Magazine 2013 cover page competition and featured in the magazine
Invited to exhibit at the prestigious SASA Merit exhibition
Joined the South African Society of Artists and has taken part in their annual exhibitions at Kirstenbosch, winning an award in 2010 and two in 2011.