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Wilson, Helen

Helen Wilson regularly exhibits. She is a past president of Watercolour New Zealand. Member and exhibitor with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, past president of the Wellington Art club. Exhibits in Village Green, Khandallah and Van Helden’s Gallery, Eastbourne.

I was fortunate to grow up with an encouraging Mother. I can recall a small box of Windsor and Newton watercolours given to me as a child.

And so the progress continued with classes taken with Carl Laugeson (watercolours) and Bernice Smart (oils) as an adult.

Three recent exciting visits to London and Paris have revitalised my artworks. My partner and I viewed work by most of the major artists of the 20-th century which included American abstract artists. Works by Dufy, Matisse, Picasso created a big interest. These artists have transformed my approach to acrylic canvas art. My new direction is painting on large panels using glossy bright
colours.

Running alongside acrylic work, I have created watercolours of my local area, namely work of Ngaio.

This area is surrounded by hills which have varying colours and tone. Also of interest are historic houses of the Railway Tarikaka settlement. They are given heritage rating. I love to paint them.

Painting continues to be one of my major challenges. Outside work is my property in the Wairarapa where I grow lavender and olives. One becomes very close to seasonal changes of nature.



Contact Helen Wilson:
Email:helenwilson1@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 04 479 6882 | 0279368904
Website: www.lavender.nz


Featured: "Lavender field" by Helen Wilson