Originally an acclaimed ceramic artist, Helen's painting techniques have emerged from this foundation. Now, over three decades of creative arts practice has culminated in her contemporary and immersive paintings. Exploring abstraction, colour, gestures and mark making, Helen manipulates many mediums and textures including encaustic wax, resins, acrylic and oil
The artworks using encaustic waxmust be seen and touched in person toappreciate the unique surface created byfusing with flame a vast number oftranslucent layers of molten tree resin, beeswax and colour pigment. The resultsareoriginalworks that are not only visual in amulti-dimensional sense, but tactile too.
Exhibiting in galleries around New Zealand, Helen currently works from her home and studio in West Auckland.