Biography

Helen is a nature inspired Contemporary Irish artist, based in Dublin.

She studied Fine Art in Dun Laoghaire from 1989-1994, and more latterly completed Post Graduate studies in Arts in Healthcare and Community in NUI Maynooth (2012) and Post Graduate studies in Creative Thinking and Innovation in Trinity College Dublin (2019).

Helen works with mixed media usually in an intuitive and semi-abstract way, while responding to the elements within our natural world.

She is a Professional member of Visual Artists Ireland and has decades of experience in the artworld, regularly participating in Group shows and has had 4 solo shows.

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For many years in the 2000s, she was a member of Síofra, a diverse group of Dublin based female artists, with a particular interest in exhibiting in alternative community based centres, such as hairdressers, derelict houses, Colleges, libraries  and others with the purpose of bringing art into everyday communities.

In 2011-2014, Helen worked from her art studio in Ranelagh Arts Centre, while helping to renovate the disused/derelict building and help develop it into a thriving art centre in the community. She was the Visual Arts Co-ordinator for Ranelagh Arts Festival 2012, obtaining much experience in organising community related arts events, exhibitions, street art and curating shows during her time in the centre. She also served as a Director on the Board during this time.

Following on from these studies, she worked as the Creativity Co-ordinator for a year in The Royal Hospital Donnybrook. The year’s work culminated in organising and curating an Outdoor Arts Exhibition by the residents in the courtyard in 2014.

Another outdoor art exhibition followed in 2017, when she had a solo show in the courtyard in MISA, St James Hospital, Dublin.

In 2019, she was approached to help prepare and co-ordinate an exhibition of artworks posthumously. This culminated in a Summer 2 person art exhibition in the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.

She continues to make art from her studio in Dublin, bringing the joy and nuances of nature to you.

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