Born in Manchester in 1956, Helen studied Graphic Design for two years at Liverpool Polytechnic, followed by a Fine Art Course for a further two years. She graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in 1979. After graduation and for the next three years, Helen lived and worked in Bridewell Studios in Liverpool, helping with the running of the studio complex housed in a disused police station. During this time, Helen participated in various group exhibitions including John Moores Exhibition 13 in Liverpool and Summer Show 2 at the Serpentine Gallery London in 1981. Since 1982, Helen has lived, worked and exhibited in London and joined the Gypsy Hill Workshop (a small artists’ co-operative) in 1995, after she began a series of work influenced by the landscapes she had seen on a trip to Australia. Helen now shares a studio with her partner in a former bakery in West Dulwich and continues to exhibit. Her work appears in many private collections. Helen has recently taken part in Dulwich Artists’ Open House, showcasing paintings which are influenced by the art of Japan and her love of gardens and gardening.