Helyne Jennings is a multi media artist creating experimental abstract textile and paper wall pieces. Graduating from the Royal College Of Art in 1981 Helyne has established herself as a contemporary textile/mixed media artist. She is a member of the Craft Council Directory, Find A Maker, S.E.W and Make Southwest, has exhibited Nationally and Internationally with works in many private and public collections.
Helyne creates works through the use of thread, stitch and paint that explore emotion through colour, shape and texture.
"For me ideas are triggered through emotion, a response to either a current event or to something visual with pieces rapidly evolve using media in layers to create depth of colour and texture. From these surfaces an abstract canvas of cloth and paper materialises and although the reason for these pieces are sometimes realised from negative issues I mean to convey hope and positivity."
"Experimental textiles has always been my main passion but these experiments have led to other practices evolving taking me into the realms of paper jewellery, print and photography."
Helyne now lives in Devon where she works from home in a studio in her garden.
I welcome collaborative work so please contact me if you have a new project in mind. I ran my “Paper Embellishment“ courses at West Dean College over a period of years and have collaborated with other artists to run alzheimer’s workshops and children’s workshops in the community and at festivals.
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