Photo: Helen Dryden in Leeds, Yorkshire

Helen Dryden


I am a visual artist living and working in Leeds. My paintings and drawings are sometimes abstract, and sometimes representational. Bright colours, patterns, psychedelic swirls of watery paint and solid blocks of colour feature in my work. Subjects include youth and music culture, and an atheistic view of magic/alternate realities. I am motivated by ideas of visual pleasure, utopian worlds, freedom of expression, escapism, joy, and humour.

In 2015 was awarded a Creative Industries Trafford Micro-Commission award.
I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000.



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Location Leeds, Yorkshire
Activities Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags Psychedelic, utopia, alternate reality, abstract, figurative, youth culture, music culture, feminism, freedom, atheism

News & Events

  • Sketch That Group Show 2015

    17/11/2015 – 31/12/2015
    Heart, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HN

    Group art show from Leeds/Yorkshire based artists. Preview 21/11/15 13:00 - 15:00, all welcome!

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