Helena Hines : An artists’ Biography
After a gruelling six-year career in the DHSS in clouds of cigarette smoke, Helena trained in Fine Art at Brighton and Bath Academy of Art (BA Hons 1984), and completed an MA in Fine Art at Chichester in 2006. She has work in private art collections in the UK and abroad.
Group exhibitions include The National Open, Beaux Arts Summer Show Bath, Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery (prizewinner), Tresco Gallery, and the Chichester-based contemporary art group Artel. As well as her annual solo show in the Emsworth Art Tail, Helena has held solo shows at The Spring Art Centre, Havant, and Cowcross Gallery in Farringdon, London.
Helena now works for an annual solo show at International House, Emsworth during the Emsworth Art Trail each May. She also exhibits with the contemporary art group Artel.
She says: “I’m interested in the mysterious way in which paint fires the imagination. I am always alert for a synthesis between place and event as it creates a slight register – the beginning of a metaphor resonating with inner experience.”
Work evolves out of chaos across a gamut of media from water media to oils, hot wax pigments, and digital photography. Objects too may be juxtaposed as visual poetry, connecting thought fragments through physical presence.
2015 ARTEL ‘POSSESSION’ GROUP SHOW
2015 EMSWORTH ART TRAIL SOLO ‘NO LAMENT IN PARADISE’
2014 ARTEL GROUP SHOW ‘RAW’
2014 EMSWORTH ART TRAIL SOLO ‘SEEN UNSEEN’
2013 ARTEL GROUP SHOW ‘TRACES’
2013 EMSWORTH ART TRAIL SOLO
2012 SURVIVAL, SOLO SHOW, INTERNATIONAL HALL, EMSWORTH
2011 PRELUDE, GUILDHALL, CHICHESTER, ARTEL GROUP SHOW
2011 BY CLOSE WATER, SOLO SHOW, EMSWORTH ART TRAIL,
2011 CONVERSATIONS, THE SPRING, HAVANT, ARTEL
2010 EMSWORTH ART TRAIL, OPEN STUDIO SHOW
2010 IMAGINATION AND THE NATIONAL DEBT, BLAKES HEAVEN, GUILDL , CHICHESTER, INSTALLATION, ARTEL GROUP SHOW
2009 EMSWORTH ART TRAIL
2008 TRAVERSE, ARTEL, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL
2007 THE OCEAN SHOW, ARTEL, BARGATE MONUMENT GALLERY
2007 RESURGENCE, HAVANT
2006 FRAGILE, EMSWORTH ARTS TRAIL, SOLO SHOW
2005 WALKING THE WOODS, QUEEN ELIZABETH COUNTRY PARK,
2005 PETERSFIELD, SOLO SHOW
|THE PLACE WHERE YOU’RE STANDING, HAVANT ARTS CENTRE, SOLO SHOWOTTER GALLERY CHICHESTER, GROUP MA SHOWASCENTS AND HIGH PLACES, EMSWORTH ART TRAILOTTER GALLERY CHICHESTER, GROUP MA SHOW
CHICHESTER OPEN (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
TRAVELLING TIME, THE GALLERY 77 COWCROSS ST. LONDON, SOLO SHOW
TRESCO GALLERY ISLES OF SCILLY
MILLENNIUM COMMISSION AWARD MIND RESIDENCY AND EXHIBITION, THE POINT, & EASTLEIGH COLLEGE
PORTSMOUTH CITY ART GALLERY BIENNALE, PRIZEWINNNER
BEAUX ART BATH, ARTISTS OF FAME AND PROMISE
LAING LANDSCAPE, LONDON