Photo: Helen Dryden in Leeds, Yorkshire

Helen Dryden


I am a visual artist who paints and draws mainly. I work in acrylics on canvas, and also on cardboard and wood. I use bright colours, patterns, figures and animals, psychedelic swirls of watery paint and solid blocks of colour. Sometimes I use 'craft' or 'childrens' art materials such as cardboard, ribbons, gems, gel pens and felt tips; I feel these are non-elitist, accesible materials that are sensual and pleasurable to use. My work is instinctive and it comes to me from subconcious inner visions and from found imagery. I am motivated by ideas of visual pleasure, utopian worlds, alternate realities, escapism and humour.

Location Leeds, Yorkshire
Activities Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags painting, drawing, Psychedelic, Post modern

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  • Group Art Show by Sketch That

    29/10/2014 – 31/12/2014
    HEART, Bennet Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HN

    An eclectic mix of artwork by local professional and non-professional artists. The Sketch That group meets regularly to draw, paint and photograph in the Leeds/West Yorkshire area.

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