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…
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Continuation of my work using biro to draw contemporary portraits and am now exploring using paint alongside.
A commission to draw Esther’s ear in pencil – to be part of a wedding present for her husband…
This is a new acrylic painting on card continuing the theme of symbolism in traditional stories in contemporary settings.
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 another grafitti pic. They’re going to be exhibited in an exhibition with a Midsummer Night’s Dream theme so this is Titania – you can see her old name – Mab in the lettering. The show takes place during May at the Bungeroosh Gallery, 25 Marine Square, Brighton.
I’ve done some more pictures using grafitti lettering based on old stories connected with forests. This is Herne the Hunter. Has meant that I’ve now read a lot of books on grafitti styles – not sure if this makes me a fraud…I’ve never done any grafitti and I’m not really part of that culture –