Artist and Writer in Berkshire UK
It took a health crisis for me to pick up a paintbrush and some oil paints, in my mid 30s. Those paints came to my rescue when they fell out of a messy cupboard at just the right time, and using them came naturally from the start. Painting became like a daily meditation and really helped me on my healing path whilst opening new doors of possibility. Within two years, I had been invited to exhibit as a regular at a prestigious gallery and so began a full-time art career.
My paintings have since been exhibited in galleries across several counties in the UK and beyond and are held in private collections internationally. More recently, I have focussed upon internet exposure. Diversification into digital processes is now allowing me to develop a multifarious combination of brushstrokes and digital techniques, making use of my experience as a painter and photographer to work in many layers on a desktop to create a new generation of artworks. This, combined with a a lifelong passion for textiles, has led to the creation of a collection of fabric designs for luxury scarves, bags and interior products. This appeals to my long-held conviction that art should not be limited to a small area of a wall but used to enhance and communicate positivity in all aspect of our daily lives.
Though my work is diverse, my core subject is 'light' or, more particularly, those moments of intense radiance that are as transformative as they are fleeting. Colours are vibrant and bold yet there is a subtle energetic quality (beyond the visual) that holds the potential to harmonise the viewer's inner state. Both my subject matter and style are open to continuous evolution in a journey that feeds a passion for art that never grows stale.
My art is available to license via Bridgeman, as painted originals via my website helenwhite.org, as digital wall art via helenwhite.uk and from my Helen White lifestyle store which offers top quality prints plus self-designed fashion and interior accents.
I am an avid health and lifestyle researcher and writer, published in 2011 as a contributor to an international series of self-help books and via my two long-established blogs. Whilst Spinning the Light is a free-for-all covering a multitude of playfully expansive subjects, Living Whole is primarily focussed on the topic of my somewhat maverick efforts to recover better health and greater circumspection from the mixing pot of fibromyalgia, dysautonomia, MCAS, Asperger's, high-sensitivity and EDS.