Helen is a fibre artist currently living on Prince Edward Island. She creates highly original and often quirky ‘paintings’ using both the ancient tradition of wet felting and the more modern method of needlefelting. As well as using the wool of many different breeds of sheep, Helen also uses other fibres such as silk, mohair, alpaca and llama.
Whilst individuality and texture are obvious components of Helen’s work, colour is in fact the foremost driving force and she often implements both unlikely and unorthodox juxtapositions. She takes her inspiration from both her imagination and her surroundings and also from the vast amount of art she has devoured in art galleries all over the world. Helen’s work has many painterly qualities and often depicts the simplicities of life, those of nature, peace and tranquility and the colour and uniqueness of any piece would brighten up a favourite quiet corner of any home.
She also has an intriguing line of colourful wool pottery which is continually evolving.
Helen’s work can be found in private collections across Canada and the UK and is for sale at ‘Details Fine Art Gallery’ on Victoria Row in Charlottetown, ‘The Dunes Studio and Gallery‘ in Brackley and via her website. She uses ethically sourced wool from non-mulesed sheep and is a member of the International Feltmakers’ Association.