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Helen Reading

Painter

Helen Reading

Exhibiting in Blackwood River Arts Trail At:

Helen Reading Studio at Darlimurla Gardens

26 Cora Street, Donnybrook WA, Australia

0408 647 733

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My journey into art started by accident, really. Yes I had done a drawing class, and a 2D studies class but didn’t feel that I was good enough to carry on. I am a patch worker and long arm quilter and, at a quilting workshop, I discovered water colour pencils. Did I use them to colour in fabric? No, or course not! I decided to have a go at painting. After I had finished my first piece, a kangaroo paw, I realised I might actually have something, so I tried more painting and I guess there is definitely something in the adage of ‘practice makes perfect’. Or in my case better.

I decided that workshops and classes were the go and went along to the Stirling Street Art Centre where I was lucky enough to be tutored by Judy Noble. I attended these classes, on and off, for about 10 years and Judy taught me the fundamentals of water colour, pastels, and acrylic. Recently I put my toe in the water of oils. (Why not?)

During this time while working in my patchwork shop a biker group came into the café next door and one of the women decided she needed a sewing machine trolley to carry her art in. I asked her about it and she presented me with her card which had THE most gorgeous water colour painting of Australian wild flowers, leaves and gumnuts.

I now tend to meander between genres as the feeling takes me or the subject dictates. I try to mostly paint Western Australian themed landscapes and seascapes as well as Western Australian birds and flowers. They are simply the best!

Munjina Gorge

Pastel

90cm x 70cm

For Sale

$800

Prints Available 48cm x 32cm $60

Printed on 100% Cotton Paper using Archival Inks

Red Tail Black Cockatoo

Water Colour

46cm x 40cm

For Sale

$380

Prints Available 21cm x 29cm $40

Printed on 100% Cotton Paper using Archival Inks

Eucalyptus Caesia

Pen & Wash

39cm x 31cm

For Sale

$280

Prints Available 29cm x 21cm $40

Printed on 100%Cotton Paper using Archival Inks

Purple Dutch Iris

Water Colour

39cm x 32cm

For Sale

$225

Prints Available 29cm x 21cm $40

Printed on 100% Cotton Paper using Archival Inks

Eucalyptus Macrocarpa

Acrylic

65cm x 65cm

For Sale

$750

Prints Available 33cm x 33cm $60

Printed on 100%Cotton Paper using Archival Inks

Surf’s Up – Yallingup

Pastel

67cm x 54cm

For Sale

$450

Prints Available 48cm x 33cm - $60

29cm x 21cm - $40

Printed on 100% Cotton Paper using Archival Inks

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