Collection: Original Art for Sale by Helen Evans

My current art practise 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, exploring three primary themes of landscape, still life and portrait. 

I have been working with encaustic for around 6 years. I first became aware of encaustic 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 isn't' practised 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 and lino tools. Once drawn 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 encaustic portraits in the British Museum have survived since ancient Greece and Rome. 

My watercolour series " Simple Gifts" is a theme I have returned to periodically for many years, using a range of media. I aim to honour overlooked natural objects for their simple beauty. In more recent years this body of work has become a mindfulness practice for me.

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  • Five Figs
    Five Figs
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  • 3 Green Chillis
    3 Green Chillis
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    3 Limes
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    3 Red Chillis
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    Bunch of Beets
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    One Beet
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  • Paddock Fungi
    Paddock Fungi
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  • Earth I
    Earth I
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