helen amyes

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3rd Febuary 2015


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Abstract painting from new series “Landscape not made”. This work continues the theme that i am working on about the burnt areas of Tasmanian bush [forest] that is regenerating and is derived from the study notes for landscape painting.These start as small collages made in series, then i pick the best to work up bigger on ¬†canvas. media include acrylic paint and graphite on canvas.

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13th January 2015

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A visual poem/asemic writing work hot off the studio table.This is part of a series i am working on called Disruption,some of which will be sent to an exhibition Networked Disruption curated by Vittore Baroni. the style of visual poetry [where text intersects with visual art] i favour, is just a shade off abstract art where the letters become just another mark in the range of available shapes.The colours are my new Tasmanian palette taken from burnt logs,grey skies and lime green new growth foliage. A sense of place comes into all the work.

media used include atelier interactive acrylic paint,alphabet stickers from the $2 shop,part of a decorated envelope sent by an artist friend, on Draw and wash textured paper by Artist Spectrum.

2nd April 2014

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2nd April 2014

yarn bomb “Be Kind”. part of a series of yarn bombs i made and planted around York over the last few years. this one i made for the local school as people had told me there was a problem with bullying and i wanted to “plant” a positive idea.
textile by Helen Amyes photograph by Paul Amyes