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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 plantlife is 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. You can follow her steep learning curve on the blog page. She likes the retro, illustrative quality of ink combined with the subtlety of coloured pencil and has made the combination very much her own.

She is also enjoying a return to teaching with courses introducing ink and coloured pencil in landscape. Botanical coloured pencil work remains a parallel interest and she is tutoring a local course this autumn in Deal. Keep an eye on the exhibitions and tuition pages for updates.