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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  • Sodium Laureth Sulphate

    27/03/2014 – 02/04/2014
    The Crooked House, Burley, Leeds.

    Helen Dryden's art show open for one night only! (To get the address email The art is available to view for 6 days after, by appointment.

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