Having always led a creative life, whether painting in water colours, interior design (she featured in “25 Beautiful Homes) or garden design, for the past fifteen years her focus has been sculpting, after developing her skills on a ceramics course at The Bristol School of Art. She instantly showed great aptitude, and was hooked. Interest in her work grew and she began to start selling her pieces professionally.
Helen’s studio is at her home in the Chew Valley and she is also represented by a number of galleries, and shows work at open exhibitions and Arts Trails. Creating both animal and figurative sculpture, her pieces tend towards being quirky and amusing and certainly eclectic. In Helen’s words “If a finished sculpture makes me smile then I am satisfied”.
Helen works primarily in wax and clay and most of her pieces are limited editions and are cast in bronze or cold cast bronze resin, often producing work to commission. Helen’s son, Fred is also an established sculptor, and mother and son collaborate on some projects.
2021 Henley Festival
2019 ‘A Natural Collaboration’ – A Celebration of Fine Art by Charlfred Fine Art and Society of Feline Artists (SOFA)
2019 Rostra Gallery, Bath & Modern Art Buyer
Since 2018 Burghley Horse Trials
Since 2018 Chew Valley Arts Trail
2018 Chemistry of Bronze, Black Swan Art Gallery, Frome
2017 The Natural Eye, Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2017 Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Devon