Helen Arthur lives and works in Longtown, Herefordshire, just over the border from Wales. She returned to her love of art-making 6 years ago, in her early 40s, starting with printmaking and life drawing and now also explores landscape painting in mixed media.
Helen has always felt an intense connection with landscape and the natural world. She finds she is drawn to designing linocut prints of British wildlife in particular, although trees are another favourite subject. Her mantra is “Inspired by nature, covered in ink!”
In 2019, Helen bought a Gunning etching press and began teaching printmaking in her converted studio-annexe to her stone-built farmhouse home, Herefordshire. The courses, which have been a great success, teaching mainly family groups, have picked up again since Covid restrictions have lifted.
In her short art career Helen has been selected for the Royal Cambrian annual open exhibition, the Oriel Cric open exhibition and will be exhibiting with Spring Gallery, Cheltenham, in early September. She is also hosting her first solo open studios as part of Herefordshire Art Week – H.Art – from September 4th to 12th, as she created a stunning gallery room in her home.
She is co-curator and digital producer of the Mappa Marches touring exhibition, after a successful bid for Arts Council England funding granted in June 2020.