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helen McKnockiter


Helen is an artist and children's book illustrator based at Edrom in the Scottish Borders. She grew up in Africa and spent time as a teenager in Australia, countries which have undoubtedly influenced how she paints.

Helen says she needs to be outside in fresh, clean air inorder to thrive and is fascinated by flowers, plants and trees, which feature in most of her work, which is mainly acrylic on canvas.

"I just love everything about them, the way they look side-by-side their colours and how they move in the breeze".

She's also is obsessed by pontillism, something that features heavily in her work. Helen says it not only allows her to insert pattern and texture into her pieces, but it also reflects part of her life's journey. These spots and dots are a nod to beautiful African and Aboriginal patterns that surrounded her as a child and now have huge influence in her own work.

Helen says she is still on a voyage of discovery and her work constantly evolving. "I learn something new about myself with each painting."

See more of Helen's work below. You can also visit her pages on Instagram and Facebook via the links here or contact her to find our more.


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