Musicians are great to draw and paint and throughout my career I keep coming back to them at one point or another. I was recently asked by Philippe Debongnie, a Belgian illustrator, to contribute an image to his website www.jazzanddraw.com . Inspired by his love of jazz, it’s a collaborative but curated venture involving images
Category Archives: paintings
I’m excited to announce that I will be showing new work in the upcoming Down to the Bone exhibition at ONCA Gallery in Brighton from 25th September. Seventy five artists including international artists such as Polly Morgan, Rob Ryan and Zachary Walsh are exhibiting work around the theme of dogs. Continuing my interest in looking
I’ve got the great fortune of showing work at The Dog House, Brighton during May with 20 other innovative and inspiring artists. Amongst others, the following stand out for me. Rhoda Baker’s giant geometric paper sculpted snowballs gently sway as they hang from the ceiling. Will Jay, with a background in theatre design, recycles old
Contemporary figurative painting by Helen Cann Announcing a new painting playing with new materials such as hardboard and collage. The Basketmakers is a pub in Brighton that has walls covered with vintage tins in which people leave small messages. Some are inane – some philosophic…
I’ve just finished a mammoth month of preparation culminating in a show of my contemporary paintings at the Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair at Candid Galleries. Lots of sales and lots of new contacts…
A recent painting using a drawing I completed from life. I’ve adapted quite heavily so this isn’t a photographic likeness. I’m going to exhibit this at Islington Contemporary Art Fair in October.
Continuation of my work using biro to draw contemporary portraits and am now exploring using paint alongside.
This is a new acrylic painting on card continuing the theme of symbolism in traditional stories in contemporary settings.
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
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