Collection: Helen Williams

Helen grew up in the 1960s in a very rural area and was able to spend much of her tine out of doors. Her abiding passion for the natural world springs from here. When not able to go out, she would draw the things she saw, or would be found in a corner reading. To climb a tree was to mount a steed for adventure or to go aboard ship and sail to distant shores. A REAL IMAGINATION. 

With her mother leaving home whilst in her early teens and an older brother leaving for the bright city lights soon after, Helen helped her Dad around the home whilst going through Secondary school education. Though gaining  an A level in art she had no inner passion to drive her to make a career of it.

Work, marriage to a serving soldier, children filled her life until the sudden death of her son Gavin, aged 28,which flipped her world upside down yet it also became an opportunity to embrace the emotions which allowed an opening of heart to a space that would bring so much more. A holding of space to lovingly allow her husband to grieve in his own way. To come to see how life is to be lived now. To reconnect to that inner child. Re- igniting imagination whilst igniting a passion for creating painted moments of serenity that offer her insights to her inner world and how that shapes relationships to the world in her view.

Whether with energetic sweeps and swooshes or more refined additions, each layer, complete in and of its self,  is a building a wholeness of image. A daily practicing of her craft since 2020 has lead to seeing that these works aren't simply for her alone but will be of benefit to all who choose to spend time with them, to be with it like one would a book.

Each intuitive work comes with little fore thought or preparation. A soul spirited guidance of heart to brush and paint. Every art work is part of me and carries that essence of me encoded in each image, Soul and Art, not separate but unified in creation. Images that invite the viewer to simply rest and breathe, to feel as they need to feel in each moment. 

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