I was asked to create a mural recently for ONCA gallery, Brighton to celebrate their Summer season of exhibitions focussing on woods and forests. I’m not so good with heights but managed to get to the top with help from tall volunteers.The painting is based on tree rings and you can see it clearly, peering
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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
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
This is a commission completed for the US band Auto Body. I’d like to do more work around musicians… Copyright – Helen Cann
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.
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’m thinking of doing a series of paintings based on traditional fairy tales. Graffiti still continues my obsession of lettering and communication, verbal and non-verbal. I love the South American style black and white graffiti.