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Helen Hanrahan

Helen Hanrahan has been a keen painter since her early teens. She works in watercolour,charcoal and mixed medium. She loves painting water and landscape. 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, and strong tonal contrast. After a trip to Vanuatu [2010] she completed a series of abstract works based on the strident colour and. textures of tropical vegetation. More recently, [2011] she has followed her interest in life drawing with an extensive series of nudes in pencil and wash. In January this year[2012] she returned to coastal themes with a trip to the South Australian coast. She completed a series featuring the waterways of the Coorong,the Great Southern Ocean and the Murray mouth. Helen has exhibited work in galleries in Queenscliffe, South Yarra, Warrandyte, Williamstown, Aireys Inlet, North 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 Hawthorn Artists Society. Her most recent work is based on a trip to Broome, WA.


2006 Exhibition

Red Nude
W/C CHAR 50x40cm

Blue Nude
W/C CHAR 50x40cm

High Tide - Near Apollo Bay
W/C 40x45cm

W/C 40x40cm
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