Photo: Helen Dryden in Leeds, Yorkshire

Helen Dryden


I paint and draw on paper, cardboard, canvas and wood, and my work can be both observational and abstract. I like to let my mind wander, drawing from my subconcious; usually brightly coloured, loosely rendered shapes and bright colours. At other times I collect found imagery that I find absurd and I draw from it, changing parts, creating new suggested, oblique meanings. Ambiguous words and phrases can feature in the body of my work, or in the titles. I like to let my paintings take shape as they progress, and I often work on several pieces at a time. I sometimes close my eyes and I see what I need to paint or draw. Recently I have been using non traditional art materials, like ribbon, cardboard boxes, gems, and grafitti markers. I enjoy experimentation, and suprising myself with new techniques. read full statement

Location Leeds, Yorkshire
Activities Private commissions
Artforms Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags painting, drawing

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  • Otley Courthouse 10th Anniversary Exhibition

    02/06/2014 – 05/07/2014
    Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 3AN

    A retrospective exhibition featuring work by artists selected to exhibit at Otley Courthouse over the last 10 years.

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  • Another new entry: Helen Dryden at Jordan's Solicitors.

    28/05/2014 – 30/07/2014
    Jordan's Solicitors, King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SD

    New paintings by Helen Dryden. Opening night is part of Artwalk Wakefield, 28/05/14, 5-8pm. Then by appointment until 30/07/14. 01924 387110

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