About

Helen Minns is an artist working in the disciplines of fine art printmaking, illustration and design. She teaches art and design to young adults and works from her studio in South East London, England

 

'I would describe my approach as a conversation between line, texture, colour and shape. These elements intuitively navigate towards a reduced aesthetic. 

The subject of my illustration work is often the natural world. I use a combination of hand and digital drawing, mark-making, pattern and collage techniques that are eventually translated into designs for print. I use natural materials such as unbleached linen, fine textured paper and bone china in my products. I am interested in the haptic relationship between materials and print, how they sit on the surface or sink in and how they affect a surface quality.'

Selected Stockist History

Liberty London

Southbank Centre

RHS

Skandium

Whitestuff

Cath Kidson

Kate Sheridan

Whitechapel Gallery

Turner Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary

Education

MA Degree in Fine Art Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts London

BA Degree in Textiles, Central St. Martins London

 

City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training Morley College London   

Press

Helen's designs have appeared in the following publications: 

Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, The Face, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Deco, Country Living, House and Garden and Selvedge.

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