Approved: 16.08.2006

Helen Glassford

Artist

Archived
Approved: 16.08.2006

Helen Glassford's paintings are in essence abstractions of the Scottish landscape in which she finds herself immersed. Her painting is in a constant state of flux, a condition perpetuated by her experience of the shifting weather systems that roll inexorably across this landscape, as a counterpoint to the slow creep of geological time. She reacts freely to the immensity of nature before her, attempting

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  • Location: Dundee, Scotland
 

Biography

Helen Glassford's paintings are in essence abstractions of the Scottish landscape in which she finds herself immersed. Her painting is in a constant state of flux, a condition perpetuated by her experience of the shifting weather systems that roll inexorably across this landscape, as a counterpoint to the slow creep of geological time. She reacts freely to the immensity of nature before her, attempting both to capture the spirit of place, and humanity's transient experience of it. Graphite scratched across a primed ground, loose colour washes, determined single brush strokes, and ghostly scumbled glazes are just some of the techniques used to convey a sense of place at a particular moment in time. The marks are chosen with a considered awareness of what is needed to convey a sense of the shifting, fluid elements of the changing patterns in nature, and although the work is undoubtedly informed by the Scottish landscape in terms of its pallet and surface, it is equally concerned with the paint itself, its application, and its role as a visual language that seeks to convey the artists perceptions of being in the landscape.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2002 - Postgraduate Diploma MFA, University of Dundee 1998 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of the Arts, Dundee Solo exhibitions 2011 - Recent works, Frames Gallery , Perth 2009 - Into the Wild, Meffan Gallery, Forfar Group exhibitions 2012 - 10 year Anniversary, Shirley Crowther Contemporary, Ditchling 2012 - Catterline, Wall Projects, Montrose 2012 - Introducing, Castlegatehouse Gallery., Cockermouth Cumbria 2012 - Scottish Landscape, Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen 2005 - Dublin Art Fair, Dublin 2005 - The White Gallery, Dundee 2005 - Chelsea Art Fair, Celsea Art Fair, London 2005 - Gallery 54, Gallery 54, Shepherd Market, London 2004 - Scotlandart.com, Glasgow 2004 - Affordable Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2004 - Dublin Art Fair, Dublin Art Fair with The Hayloft Gallery, Dublin 2003 - Frames Gallery, Perth (recurring) 2003 - Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow (annual) 2003 - 3 Artists Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen (recurring) 2003 - Aberdeen Artists Society, Aberdeen (annual) 2002 - Calvados, The Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh 2001 - Battersea Art Fair, London 1999 - One year on, Frames Contemporary Art Gallery, Perth 1998 - Energy, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen 1998 - Energy, ICA Gallery, The Mall, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2007 - Jolomo Lloyds TSB Landscape Painting Award, Scotland, Scotland 1999 - The Armour Award, The Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow 1998 - Cuthbert New Young Artist Award, Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow