Artworks by Helen Fryer
Helen's work is inspired by the many landscapes she has explored and, indeed, continues to explore, from grand vistas to the bijou beauty of a seemingly inconsequential hedge. She sees great value in the texture and minutiae of a place, balancing ethereal lighting with rugged terrain and
grounding her work with an earthy familiarity.
Helen admits to having very little patience as an artist so she works with
incredible speed yet can spend hours immersed in a single piece, and her
tactile approach to navigating her environment seems to be reflected in her
process. Beginning with chalk pastels which she moves around with her hands
before incorporating other media such as ink, she then works further details into
the canvas with her fingernails, rulers and anything else close to hand.
Over the years she has gained a significant following and her work is exhibited in prestigious galleries throughout the UK.