'Making connections through art to heart'
Curated and created by the artist, Helen Williams.
Latest up-date 17/9/2023.
We all hear the modern buzz words of 'mindfulness' and 'meditation' and 'using the breath'. Yet what is that really?
For me, its a sitting and suspending my thinking mind. An allowing of the space within to be a blank canvas for heartfelt reflections and memories to come as they will. For dreams, hopes and aspirations to uplift the spirit.
As an intuitive artist there is rarely any planning to a piece. It's a letting go of control, to allow the painting to self create, to flow and develop in a timeless state without a narrative. A spontaneous exploration of colour, form and spatial relationships with broad, energetic swooshes and strokes. Palette knife daubs and stylised brush work, building layers that can be impressionist, surreal or semi abstract. Taking a lifetime of inspirations from the natural world.
With each collection shown I offer my story, based on the insights that I can read from the symbolism in my view. This will be my story that I have spent time getting to know. You may discover your own story. You can read more about my processes on the 'About' page.
Every picture is an invitation from my heart to yours. A Helen manifested space in which to rest. To stop, to take a breath, and step into a journey to a place of serenity and solitude. To be as you need to be, to feel as you need to feel.
To follow my journeyings you can view my works on instagram @helenzart2021. Alternatively you can ask to receive up dates by e-mail.
The Summer has been a creating of works to go in a group exhibition at The Everyman Theatre Gallery on Hope Street Liverpool. I am a member of a private facebook group called North West Artists Support Group. A number of us felt ready to put our work ut into te world and actually curate the experience. So an application was submitted to Dotart and was accepted. 10 of us are sharing the space for 4 weeks. 5 start the first 2 weeks from 3rd of October to the 17th October when we swap to the remaining 5 til the 31st October. I will be in attendance on the 7th of October and other dates to be confirmed. the exhibition is open 11am to 3pm.
I have submitted work for the Hivearts Blackpool exhibition at the end of September.
In November some of my work will be travelling with Aether to Easel to the Mind, Body, Spirit show in Birmingham.
Looking for something else
Perhaps my style of work isn't quite what you're looking for. Perhaps a pet portrait or a piece of pottery, a portrait? These are people that I can recommend having met them through either N.W.A.S.G. or U.A.S.
Laura Rainbow is a Zagreb based ceramicist, creating unique, hand built, hand glazed and alternatively fired ceramics. Notably her 'Birds of Happiness' which are mainly 'Raku' fired. She also opens her studio to students and experiences.
Click on her logo and link to her web site. www.arcus.hr Instagram @artstudiolaurarainbow
Rebecca Findlay is a U.K. based pet portrait artist as well as an advocate for endangered species. find her on www.rebeccafindlay.com Instagram @rebeccafindlayart
Nik Courtney is a U.K. based portrait artist, creating sensitive portraits with paint and squiggles.
www.nikcourtney.co.uk Instagram @nikcourtney.portraitartist