Helen Clifford – Artist
I find inspiration in the patterns, textures and colours of the natural world. The aim of my work is to share my delight in the beauty to be found in the small details all around us – in trees, plants, flowers and roots, rock, stone and water. I also enjoy working on animal subjects, trying to convey their individual personalities and quirks. I use a variety of media including both watercolour and coloured pencil, which are both represented in my entries for this year’s exhibition.
I have exhibited at the Titchfield Art and Craft Show for many years and it is one of my favourite events. For many years I showed and sold my work at the annual MIWAS wildlife art exhibition, and now exhibit with Southern Nature. In 2017 I was thrilled to have one of my tree bark studies in coloured pencil shortlisted for the National Open Art Exhibition, and this year my work has been accepted and displayed in Open exhibitions at both Southampton City Art Gallery and the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington.