Ever wondered what it is that makes good art great?
or why it is that some paintings find their audience, whilst others somehow don't?
come paint with me
and find out!
I am the author of 'Creative Me' Keys to Creativity (Graffeg, 2015)
and have regular articles published in Artist's and Illustrators, Leisure Painter
and Psychologies magazines.
I am also an accredited Golden Artist Paints, Inc, Artist Educator.
I have qualifications and experience in personal development/mentoring
and have many years of direct experience in teaching creativity and art.
My studio, gallery and hands-on workshop experiences
won Gold in the 2018/19 Visit Carmarthenshire Awards.
I'd love you to learn with me
Courses are suitable for both adventurous beginners
and experienced artists who want to explore new techniques.
All the above workshops are held in my studio
in the beautiful Teifi Valley in West Wales.
I am happy to deliver these workshops
to groups across the country.
Thank you again for a lovely day ... I will definitely be coming along to paint with you again.
I'm an engineer so everything I do at work is about detail and precision. I love the colours in your paintings and how you manage to simplify the images and keep them recognisable but stop them looking childish.
Now I feel a lot more confident about how to build my painting up in layers - and not get too worried about it looking a mess at the beginning. I've learned so many new techniques and tips - thank you.
What participants say:
I lacked confidence to start my own project and initially worried I would not be able to keep up - this soon dissipated however.
I enjoyed being able to plan and draft an interesting landscape I learned so much and Helen put me completely at my ease. I was very happy with Helen’s advice and suggestions throughout.
The day was intense but extremely enjoyable. I could have come back the next day to paint more!"
'Booking myself a spot on the Artist Development course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Helen is not only an accomplished artist but she is a natural teacher and an excellent mentor. Her guidance and honest advice, both with my artwork and in beginning my new career as an artist, are invaluable.
I cannot recommend the course highly enough!'
What an absolutely brilliant; superb; inspirational; magical; creative; uncomfortable; positive; collaborative; supported; encouraging; challenging; refreshing; freeing; calming; energising; roller-coaster of emotions day....LOVING IT.... LOVING IT!!
And her comments 4 years later - Little did I know four years ago today, that a weekend with Helen Elliott was going to change the direction my life would take - and improve it beyond measure. Feeling really blessed that I am where I am right now.