We currently have a selection of six stunning flowers framed and ready to hang.
With a natural artistic talent and a passion for flora and fauna, Helen Hiorns combined her skills and interests, and completed a two-year diploma course in Botanical Painting with the renowned English Gardening School in 2009. The first year of the course was in attendance at the inspirational Chelsea Physic Garden.
Helen then joined the Bedgebury Arboretum Florilegium Society in Kent, which records rare and sometimes endangered trees and plants. This precision work can take more than a year to complete one painting, as the tree segment has to mature to the correct stage for perfect archiving. Helen is also a member of Amicus Botanicus, a group of botanical artists who work to a very high standard, collectively exhibiting and promoting their art. Helen also exhibits at Fairs, including at the Chelsea Physic Garden, and at Bedgebury.
Before having her family Helen had a career in creative cookery which included teaching at Le Cordon Bleu School in London, catering for private functions and running a wedding and celebratory cakes business. She now divides her time between botanical painting and landscaping her garden in Surrey, which is a great source of inspiration for her work
In her practice her work is a combination of paintings and prints. Both complement each other but they are not reliant on each other in the process of layering and the exploration of mark making. Prominent in her work is the use of bright fluorescent colours often contradictory but pushing the boundaries of traditional landscape painting. In her most current work she has been using more subtle tones and with a hint of shimmer.