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Helen Richards

Burnett Heads

Helen Richards is a Bundaberg-based painter whose colourful stylised rainforest and mangrove paintings show her connection to the local environment.

Artworks: 6


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About Helen Richards

Helen Richards was originally trained in Textiles: print and design, but this gave way to an interest in oil painting and eventually a love of acrylics and mixed media. She has been a high school visual arts teacher for the last 30 years and taught both in Australia and overseas.
Since relocating to the Bundaberg to a beautiful acreage property just back from the beach, 13 years ago, Helen converted a large garage into an air-conditioned studio space and not looked back, producing lively , colourfully textures paintings that are in collections from Melbourne to Cairns.
Her love of the ocean (a sailor for many years), and the birds, trees and tropical gardens on her small farm are the major influences in her artwork. Her textile training is still evident in the strong sense of pattern, texture and colour that enrich her work. The paintings are whimsical, inviting the viewer through a sense of play, to reconnect with nature and not take life too seriously.

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