meet the maker

Helen Barnard

Helen is an abstract landscape artist, passionate about the English countryside, in particular its trees such as the oak and the silver birch. She paints in mixed media, oils and watercolours and frequently also uses metal leaf in her work, either as a backdrop to the painting or as part of the pigment mix in the piece.

Helen primarily sees herself as a colourist and is fascinated by intense colour as well as by light in all its manifestations. She is also obsessed with the beauty of all textures and believes that any piece of art should play a dynamic part in any space, whether this is with an intense colour palette or by reflecting and attracting light throughout the day. Any pieces of work by Helen will always feature these fundamental elements – pigment, texture and the passage of light.

Helen works in her studio in Sissinghurst and paints throughout the South East, from Sissinghurst and Sevenoaks to Rye and Romney Marsh. She regularly posts updates and images of latest work to her Instagram account @hlbarnardartist. Time permitting, Helen is also happy to take on commissions and also offers studio tours, either face to face or online.

Helen Barnard

Helen is an abstract landscape artist, passionate about the English countryside, in particular its trees such as the oak and the silver birch. She paints in mixed media, and is fascinated by intense colour as well as by light in all its manifestations. She is also obsessed with the beauty of all textures and believes that any piece of art should play a dynamic part in any space, whether this is with an intense colour palette or by reflecting and attracting light throughout the day.

Helen works in her studio in Sissinghurst and paints throughout the South East, from Sissinghurst and Sevenoaks to Rye and Romney Marsh. Helen is happy to take on commissions and also offers studio tours, either face to face or online.

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We’ve curated a selection of Helen’s paintings below, available for our customers to buy at an exclusive 10% May Interiors partner discount. If you love Helen’s pieces, you can find more of her work here

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