Helen J Young
My paintings are generally abstract usually inspired by landscape, particularly icy ones. I have travelled to the Arctic and Antarctic regions absorbing elements and recording details.
The medium I prefer to use is a mixture of oil and cold wax. This enables me to build up layers to create texture and to scratch into and reveal the surfaces beneath. They are very much about the paint; manipulating it in an experimental way to create a sense of curiosity which echoes the curiousness of the subject. Things don’t always go to plan. Actually, very often they don’t. Sometimes the outcome is nothing like I intended. Consciously I try to identify the essence or feeling of something and then combine with paint and serendipity. Initially I studied Textile Design then later gained a First Class Honours BA in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes.
Helen J is happy to accept commissions.