Iris on Blue by Helen McCullagh

Wattle & Twine

Original artwork by Helen McCullagh

Oil on cotton

Framed in Tasmanian Oak

43cm x 33cm

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Artist Bio
Helen is best known for her bright, contemporary and aesthetically beautiful still life oil paintings. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Cross University, Helen is a professional artist who shares her knowledge and techniques as an art educator. Helen’s work is often featured in interior magazines including Belle, Real Living, Home Beautiful, Country Style and House and Garden along with international publications Martha Stewart Living, Vein (Spain), Libelle (Netherlands). 

“A love of oil paint, and colour theory in general is the drive behind my work. A combination of soft layers and thick impasto areas informs my process, with a preference for intuitive colour mixing rather than preplanning. The still life form offers the perfect subject matter to deeply explore colour, it’s contrast; it’s dance. I paint as a means of meditation, as a way of discovering, of learning what works and why. Pattern, colour and composition being the main focus. Painting is an escapism for me, it offers both satisfaction and frustration, but demands total mindfulness, to the point that I don’t consciously think, and it just comes through a series of movements and intuitive choices..."

 


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