Helen Dryden

Helen Dryden


I am a visual artist living and working in Leeds. Primarily concerned with painting from observation mixed with abstraction, the subjects that enthuse me vary widely from music and youth culture, women and feminism, nature and landscapes and carefully chosen appropriated photos found on Instagram and other photo sharing sites.

I'm inspired by ideas of freedom, friendship, democracy, beauty, Utopia and joy.

I co-run Sketch That: a non-elitist art group, where each member has an equally respected voice, whether they are a professional artist or an amateur. We support each other and share skills and advice through our facebook group, and we explore our local area through monthly 'urban sketching' meets. 

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
Website http://www.helendryden.com