Helen first came to see me some four years ago having reached an impasse with her painting. We spoke at length and I was immediately taken with her enthusiasm for the subject and determination to excel. We have met on an almost weekly basis since then and apart from the painting sessions have become good friends. Her charming manner and unflinching dedication to the mastery of her art endearing her to any and all who share an appreciation of such things. Her painting has of course improved and matured and continues to do so. While it is undoubtedly true that Helen enjoys a lifestyle which facilitates the garnering of a great many reference topics and experiences, even to be envied by many, this is never wasted on her sensitivities and fuels not only her drive to create but also the matter that becomes her creations. Vivid Italian landscapes peppered with flower blossoms, balmy French street cafes basking in the autumn sun, dancers, actors, peasants, any and all the inspiration to express without prejudice or predisposition, the human fascination with beauty in its myriad forms. Yes, the path stretches out long and far before her, but she strides out with verve and even a childlike delight at the challenges and opportunities that await. It is a pleasure to watch the unfolding dialogue between brush and canvas as observation becomes expression, as practice becomes experience.
I wish Helen well on her journey through the fascinating world of painting, and look forward to many more beautiful pictures.
Helen has a marvellous sense of colour -- her works just 'pop'. The beautiful painting I bought from her now hangs in my office and I enjoy the rich aubergine, through to delicate pinks every day. She also has a magnificent talent for detail. The petals in my painting are like lace and quite exquisite. Oh and did I mention? She is a fabulous and beautiful lady.
My dear friend Helen has always been a beautiful artist. I'm so happy to see her keen eye for detail, colour and sense of timeless style she used as a successful professional image consultant is now being expressed on canvas. Over the last twenty years that we've been friends, I've watched her hone her craft with great skill and passion using a variety of techniques.
I'm proud to say I've purchased my first 'Helen Peel original' as a gift for my favourite sister and look forward to sharing more of her work with my treasured family and friends.
I hope you too experience many years of happiness with your own 'Helen Peel originals'.