A recent new painting in a series based around traditional stories in contemporary settings. I wanted to see how few symbols the viewer needed to read the image and relate to stories that are part of the Western culture. For some reason they seem to be featuring women who are waiting for something to happen…See
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This is a commission for the US band Auto Body. I work in acrylic on card which allows me to contrast flat colours (looking contemporary – eg; screen print revival and digital illustration) with more painterly marks (more traditional watercolour technique.) It’ll be interesting to see where these take me… Copyright – Helen Cann
This is a commission completed for the US band Auto Body. I’d like to do more work around musicians… Copyright – Helen Cann
I’m exhibiting at the Regency Townhouse, Brunswick Square, Brighton in the open submission exhibition HOUSE open, showcasing the best of artist open house artists. It’s been curated by Simon Martin )Pallant House), Woodrow Kernohan (Photofringe) and Nicola Coleby (Brighton and Hove museum and art gallery). Opening times 11-5pm on May weekends. You can see large
Brighton Artist Open House festival is 30 this year…
Life drawing was so crowded I couldn’t see the model so had a few hours to draw the back of Lucy’s head….
This is the actual cart with Emma the model inside. The carts were lit by torches, street light and candlelight and were dragged around the city by teams of volunteers. Emma is one of the founders of lingerie designers Ophelia Fancy and designed the costumes for all the carts.
This was the design for the Blue cart commissioned by White Night Brighton for the 2010 festival. It was inspired by the Enlightenment of the 18th century.