GWYC Hi all Starting 16th March 2020 I’m launching a new free web site accessible by joining up here:

GWYC is my response to the current shock we are all experiencing, based on a quote from HH Gwylang Drukpa that has long been an inspiration : “Give What You Can; whether it is knowledge, protection or inspiration.”

It seems to me this is the time for everyone to step up, and give what they can, in consideration of others. Be it a call to a senior person, organising essential deliveries, working in front line health care …or as small as giving free art lessons and colouring books.

We all have a part to play in this.

My part is small - starting Monday March 16th I’m launching GWYC, (Give What You Can) a dedicated website where I’ll be providing a series join-in art workshops. I hope maybe to get some other artists to skill share and inspire too.

Some will be for adults and some for children; there will also be downloadable colouring in sheets and books, and downloadable art workshop sheets.

And it's FREE - where ever you are in the world.

We all have a part to play in this unfolding event, and mine seems to be to give a little knowledge and inspiration. I hope that it will perhaps help lift a low mood, lighten a troubled heart, relieve a bored mind, extend a friendly hand and maybe even entertain a child.

There’s so much difficult news about, I believe it is important to lift the feeling when we can.

Because What we Think, we Become.

Access your free art resources here:

Please Share.

Nearly at the end of a six week 'residency' at my studio in Yorkshire, before returning to Wales to refresh and re-open my gallery there.

In the meantime, I am making the most of the space and getting my abstract groove on.

Here in Yorkshire I work in a huge, (and unheated) mezzanine level shipwright's workshop, that was once part of a thriving ship repair industry, which is now sadly all but gone.

I work in this huge space - about 40 x 50 foot - surrounded by ancient, huge woodworking machinery, in a workshop with a pitched, ancient skylighted roof, within a few feet of the mighty river Humber on one side and a few feet away from a large old cemetery on the other.

Although there are no direct windows to the river makes its presence is felt, and my paintings influenced by both the history of the place around me and the powerful constant tide of change, rebirth and renewal that the river impels me to think of.

This series of paintings has now been in process since last January and is starting to come together, as is the title "The Space Between". You can follow the progress on a separate Instagram account that I have for my abstract work @HelenMiltonArtist (my colourist work can be seen here @HelenElliottArt

I'm planning a show of these in October this year, so if you are interested in seeing them - let mw know and I will add you to my invite list.

or join my mailing list to receive updates and invites

Here's some images of the work I'm engaged with there.

I'd love to hear what you think.

Busy preparing in the studio for our annual Collectors Event and Studio Sale, here in Newcastle Emlyn. It takes place Saturday 7th December fro 10-4.

In this annual tidy up and review of the year's paintings, I'll be showing sketches, new experimental originals, much loved bright and colourful originals as well as great range of prints on paper and canvas. And ... we're offering 20% off all sales for the studio on the day, as well as donating a further 10% to the local toy and food bank.

Win -Win

Everyone is welcome, mince pies, tea and coffee will flow... and I think that as a special treat, yes, an opportunity to win an original painting.

Hope to see you Saturday,


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