Helen Saint-Smith

I began painting in 2006 after attending my first art class. Prior to this I had spent over 20 years making Patchwork and Art Quilts. The Art class which was supposed to help me design Art quilts started me on a different path and now 13 years later I am still painting & the quilts are a rare occurrence!

My art has evolved over the years but my love of straight lines & shapes has always been a strong influence. Buildings old and new, the iconic symbols that define a community and landscapes, local or from afar provide me with source material. I enjoy looking at our local landscape and nature with a geometric eye. I am finding it immensely satisfying turning any subject matter into shapes & lines.

I work mainly in acrylics, enjoying the effect of the solid bold colours and the immediacy of the medium but have recently been incorporating collage into my work.

My greatest inspiration comes from the composition and the stillness in the work of Jeffery Smart.

Exhibitions

2019  “A Class Act” Cooroy Butter Factory –  Group exhibition

2018 Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre  “Shapes & Scapes” Solo Exhibition.

2017 Coolum Art Group.                    

2010 – 2019 MMM Group Exhibition, Buderim        

2013 – 2019 Immanuel Art Exhibition, Buderim                  

2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 LALC Finalist, Caloundra Gallery

2012- 2014 Atrium Gallery, Buderim

Awards

2018 “Best Painting” Immanuel Art Show

2017  April Coolum Collective Exhibition 1st Prize themed work.

2017 September Coolum Collective Exhibition 2nd Prize themed work.

2015 Nambour Show 2nd Prize and 2x Highly Commended                                      

Workshops

Deb Gilmartin – Mc Gregor Drawing 2017

 Michael Winters McGregor 2014,2016,2017,2018  

Michael Winters Life Drawing 2016

Tricia Reust     2017   

Aileen Shaw 2015

Contact details

 Phone  0407376365

You can see more of my work and follow me on instagram

helensaintsmith