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 Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags painting, drawing, Psychedelic, Post modern

News & Events

  • Chapel Allerton Art Trail, Chapel Allerton Festival, Leeds.

    25/08/2014 – 31/08/2014
    The Mustard Pot, 20, Stainbeck Lane, Leeds, LS7 3QY

    Three of my new paintings will be at Chapel Allerton Art Trail. They are small acrylic paintings, based on found Internet video footage of British ravers in the 90's.

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