About the artist

Helen Wheatley’s paintings explore the relationship between permanent structures and the transient effects of light and weather, in a style which attempts to contain the fluid freedom of watercolour within the framework of strong foundational drawing. Painting in watercolour is scary, as the paint, not the painter, is in charge. It is necessary to think quickly and force oneself to work slowly.

Helen makes watercolours and drawings of buildings, sailing ships, landscapes and seascapes. She also designs cards for special occasions. These might show a painting of your home, the church where you were married, a ship, bridge, or building important to you. Helen is happy to accept commissions. Many images are available as limited edition prints. A large stock of framed pictures is kept, so Helen can exhibit at short notice.