Visits to Helen's studio by appointment. Please phone to arrange a visit.
After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1987 I spent the following year at the Royal College of Art in London. From there I moved to Ratagan and have lived and worked there as an artist ever since. The beautiful, dramatic landscape of the Scottish Highlands and Islands are the source for my paintings. I work in pastel and lately have been enjoying capturing my children at play on the sandy beaches of the Outer Isles. I also love the indigenous Silver Birch which I keep returning to paint.
REVIEW by Roddy Philips. I had wrongly assumed from a first glance round Helen Robersonís solo exhibition at the Carby Art Gallery in Aberdeen that her vibrant landscapes and coastal scenes were oil paintings. Itís only when you get closer to her work that you realise the texture is different from what you expected and there is a drawn quality to the surface. The Glenshiel-based artist is actually a master of soft pastels. She has, however, taken this medium to a quite remarkable new level of finished image. She must have an extraordinary technique which she exploits to a great depth and huge effect. She has filled the main room in the Carby Art Gallery with her beautiful, glowing pictures, each one as alluring and impressive as the next.