Helen Hanrahan


Ocean 1
mixed 45x60cm
#232   $220   SOLD
Ocean 2
mixed 45x60cm
#233   $220   SOLD
Ocean 3
mixed 45x60cm
#234   $220   SOLD
charcoal 86x74cm
#235   $375
*Fishing Boat Blairgowrie 1
mixed 30x25cm
#236   $95
*Fishing Boat Blairgowrie 2
mixed 22x30cm
#237   $95
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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. During a recent holiday at Coogee, Sydney, she was enthralled with the ocean swimming pools especially the women's pool which is enclosed by sandstone cliffs with a man-made barrier along the ocean side. She has submitted a triptych of seascapes that depict the constant surge and thrust of the ocean at the pool. Her small works are a pair quirky unexpected glimpses of a fishing boat between beach huts at Blairgowrie. Helen has exhibited work in galleries in Queenscliffe, South Yarra, Warrandyte, Williamstown, Aireys Inlet, North Fitzroy, Fitzroy, Balwyn,Clifton Hill and Hawthorn. She currently has work at Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet. She regularly exhibits with the Contemporary Art Society and Brunswick Street Gallery

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