Helen is a Wellington based artist and has been drawing and painting for over 40 years. She studied art in Auckland and Wellington and is a member of the Academy of Fine Arts. With a background in Science and Mathematics, Helen uses aspects of this to interpret the wonderful land and life forms that Aotearoa is home to. Painting in a variety of styles and media, Helen enjoys including both detailed and stylized images within a piece. Many of Helen’s recently exhibited pieces focus on New Zealand animal life and associated plants, while her portrait work also brings into play the plants that influence the subject’s life. Throughout her art, Helen explores the incorporation of both realistic and abstract forms along with differing levels of view.