Photo: Helen Dryden in Leeds, Yorkshire

Helen Dryden


I am a visual artist who currently uses painting and drawing in my work. Bright colours, patterns, figures and animals, psychedelic swirls of watery paint and solid blocks of colour feature in my paintings. Sometimes I use 'craft' or 'childrens' art materials such as cardboard, ribbons, gems, gel pens and felt tips; as 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, utopia, rave, alternate reality, subversive

News & Events

  • 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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