Helen Hanrahan


Moggs Creek 1
mixed 44x56cm
#209   $210
Moggs Creek 2
mixed 60x44cm
#210   $210
Moggs Creek 3
mixed 45x58cm
#211   $210
charcoal 94x75cm
#212   $350
*Moggs Creek
mixed 30x25cm
#213   $90
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About Helen Hanrahan

Helen Hanrahan has been a keen painter since her early teens. She works in watercolour, charcoal, ink and mixed medium. She loves painting water and seascape. Movement, light, transient weather effects and the randomness of nature are common themes. Random effects of water paint can become part of the work. Some images are semi-abstract or abstract. Helen often uses vibrant, dissonant colour. She enjoys the contrasting textures of wash, wax and pastel with paint or ink, and strong tonal contrast. She is also passionate about life drawing in charcoal and ink. In 2015 she won the Hogan Gallery award and Brunswick Small Works Exhibition for two minimalist nude ink drawings. Subsequently she was invited to exhibit with 3 generations of artists in her family, the "Generations" at Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy. For this years show she has gone back to her obsession with the water and the sea. For this years show she has returned to her love of water and the sea via a coastal series near Aireys Inlet. These paintings show her ongoing love of the interplay of reflected light sand and sea along the beach at Moggs Creek. Helen has exhibited work in galleries in Queenscliffe, South Yarra, Warrandyte, Williamstown, Aireys Inlet, North Fitzroy, Fitzroy, Balwyn,Clifton Hill and Hawthorn. 

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