Helen was born in Gisborne, New Zealand, and it was in this inspiring and beautiful environment that she developed her artistic skills from a very early age. She moved with her family to Sheffield in the 1980’s, and she later studied textile design at Loughborough College of Art and Design. Now living in the beautiful Lincolnshire village of Dry Doddington, with her husband and two cats, she combines her regular full-time job with her love of painting. Helen works in a wide variety of mediums. She has recently concentrated her efforts on acrylics and enjoys painting animals, particularly cows and sheep. She has undertaken numerous commissions to paint family pets and is building a reputation for her individual style and clever use of colours. Helen has exhibited at the ‘Great Sheffield Art Show’ and the ‘Art in the Gardens’ several times, and she joined the Ten Artists in 2013.