#ContemporaryArtMonday: Helen Hiorns

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Posted 20th August 2018

Helen Hiorns

Helen Hiorns is a watercolour and organic ink artist working with the challenges of bringing nature into art. She strives to find the balance between realistic depiction of plants and an artist's aesthetic vision. She loves the challenge of representing nature in art and drawing attention to the importance of protecting biodiversity and our fragile ecosystem.

In 2009 she studied for a diploma in botanical painting at The English Gardening School at the inspirational Chelsea Physic Garden. She has regularly painted and exhibited with other artists, including painting for Bedgebury Arboretum in Kent for their archives.

This year Helen is concentrating on small studies observing nature and wildlife in the Surrey hills where she lives.

Why I like flowers as a subject

'I particularly love to paint flowers with their infinite variety of shapes and translucent colours and I enjoy capturing the beautiful markings and extraordinary geometric patterns only seen on detailed viewing.'


See Helen's work in Florabundance at Watts Contemporary Gallery, on display until 7 October.

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