Every now and then a particular artist will stand out. It may be their subject, style or outstanding achievement. At Frame Art Display, we would like to acknowledge quality artwork by dedicating this page to the creators…
Our Feature Artist this November is Helen Shaw.
An art graduate and trained teacher, Helen works from her studio in Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire where she also runs her popular mixed media art classes. She is an art explorer who derives great pleasure not only from creating many aspects of art but also from giving others the opportunity to to explore their own creativity in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
“Can’t you please draw something other than bottoms!”
A common thread through Helen’s career has been life drawing. Much to the embarrassment of her daughter who has asked “Can’t you please draw something other than bottoms!” Developing sketches into life paintings, prints and mixed media work, her fascination with life drawing isis driven by the challenge of capturing the essence of the model and having a connection with a real person and their emotions which she aims to convey.
Helen has participated in Bucks Open Studios for the last two years, along with fellow artists Clare Tebboth and Mel Makinson. She enjoyed sharing her studio space with others and meeting so many interesting people.
Helen is Treasurer of Buckingham Art for All and is looking forward to Bafa’s upcoming exhibition at Buckingham Community Centre on the 15th and 16th November. With over 1000 visitors to last year’s exhibition, this year’s promises to be even better with live music during the weekend, refreshments from Gyre and Gimble Coffee shop and 100+ hung pieces of artwork for sale along with greetings cards and browser work. Helen’s print ‘Wearing Wooly Jumpers’ can be found on the cover this month’s MK18 magazine where it is advertising Bafa’s exhibition.
This year Helen has made the decision to buy a printing press and is a founding member of Bafa’s printmaking network group. The Group is very excited about hanging the first exhibition in its new home, The Dragon Gallery, Buckingham, which starts 1st November. From thereon, there will be regular changing exhibitions at the Gallery, which is located on Market Hill in Buckingham.
To see further examples of Helen’s work please visit her website www.helenvictoriashaw.com where her contact details can be found if you are interested in sales, art classes or workshops.