about the artist


Helen Hanson taught Languages before becoming a professional printmaker. She exhibited with Greenwich Printmakers for 23 years and was a founder member of South Bank Printmakers, with work in galleries throughout the UK. She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and a winner of the President’s Award for her etching.

Her contemporary landscape etchings use pattern, texture and mood to give a sense of place and regional flora are always important. After many years spent turning the press, Helen now works in ink and coloured pencil. This evolved gradually as she searched for a natural successor to etching. She likes the dramatic, illustrative quality of ink combined with the subtlety of coloured pencil and has made the combination very much her own.

Helen is Administrator of the very successful Florum annual exhibition for artists inspired by plant life. She is thoroughly enjoying a return to teaching, with a range of courses introducing ink and coloured pencil in landscape. Botanical coloured pencil work remains a parallel interest and she tutors a local course in Deal. Keep an eye on the exhibitions and tuition pages for updates.