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Education
1985 BTEC Cleveland College of Art
1988 BA (Hons) Fine Art Canterbury College of Art
1993 MA Fine Art University of Northumbria

Work
1988-1990 teaching drawing and painting on the Foundation course at Frederick University Cyprus
1990-1999 teaching drawing on Foundation and undergraduate courses at Cleveland College of Art
1999-2023 Interior Designer for residential property in the Cotswolds and London.

Apologies to anybody arriving at this website looking for an interior designer! As you can see from the brief CV, Helen started out with a passion for art. The practicalities of being a single mum in the 1990s meant that she looked around for a more lucrative, creative career. Helen enjoyed all her years working as an interior designer and met many wonderful clients and suppliers. However, she always cherished the idea of returning to painting. The catalyst was a close bereavement which was a timely reminder - if not now, then when? In 2023 Helen closed down the design business in order to devote herself exclusively to making art.

"It felt like a very bold and scary move, but I haven’t regretted it for a moment. I’ve spent the last year doing a lot of drawing, attending courses and trying to re-discover a way of working that feels like me. I feel so privileged to be able to spend all my time being creative and look forward to sharing my enthusiasm in portrait and life drawing workshops."

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