A dedicated artist and regular exhibitor, Helen’s work is focused on traditional printmaking practices informed by direct drawing techniques. Collaged and hybrid pieces have become a focus point, as well as the exploration of drawing technique for digital manipulation in moving image, and the use of digital/traditional hybrid printmaking methods for the creation of bespoke book arts.
Helen graduated from the University of Ulster in 2009, receiving the Dennis Kelly Award for Drawing (ASU), the Belfast Print Workshop Student Award, and The John and Rachel Turner Prize. She was recognised for her printmaking practice with an award from the Royal Ulster Academy in 2010, and has received SIAP funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland since 2011.
Her work exists in both public and private collections, notably in NIVAL, Dublin; The Linenhall Library, Belfast: University of Ulster, Faculty of Arts 120th Anniversary Archive; Belfast Print Workshop Archive; University College, Dublin; and Queen’s University, Belfast.
Helen is a member of the Belfast Print Workshop, and Catalyst Arts. As a dedicated artist she works as a tutor in various arts organisations, in administration for curating exhibitions both at home and abroad, as well as creating bespoke pieces for commission.