Collection: Original Art for Sale by Helen Evans

My current art practice is realised in three distinct media; acrylic paint on board, watercolour on paper and encaustic on board.Close observation of colour, light and texture are common to each..

My acrylic paintings are concerned with colour and light. The subject is simple still life which allows me to explore the beautiful light and reflected colour in my studio.

I have been working with encaustic for around 6 years. I first became aware of it as a media 20 years ago, when I bought a piece from an artist who had made the work in Mexico. It is a beautiful media which isnt' practiced by many artists. Encaustic is an ancient technique ( you can see it in the British Museum) which utilises layers of hot and fused wax. My own chooks provide the inspiration currently.I prepare a layered wax surface which I draw into using etching an dlino tools the I " ink" the image using oil paint. The final stage is fusing. Although made from wax the art does not melt on hot days. I have had a number of pieces in my shed on a 45 celsius Queensland day and they are fine. The enacustic portraits in the British Museum have survived since ancient Greece and Rome. 

My watercolour series " Simple Gifts" is a practice I have returned to for many years, often using different media .The motivation is to honour overlooked natural objects for their simple beauty. In more recent years this body of work as become a mindfulness practice for me.

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  • Simple Gifts IX
    Simple Gifts IX
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  • Simple Gifts VIII
    Simple Gifts VIII
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  • Simple Gifts VII
    Simple Gifts VII
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  • Simple Gifts VI
    Simple Gifts VI
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  • Simple Gifts V
    Simple Gifts V
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  • Simple Gifts IV
    Simple Gifts IV
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  • Simple Gifts III
    Simple Gifts III
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  • Simple Gifts II
    Simple Gifts II
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