Water, colour and light define my art both in medium and subject.
Depicting the effects of light on a subject, and creating an atmosphere is the challenge when I approach an artwork. I mostly work with a limited palette of various primary colours and develop my paintings with various wet on wet washes. After a very traditional start to my art I now paint in a more impressionist style.
Colleen Helmore has lived in the Bundaberg area for most of her life. She started painting in watercolour and has worked in most other mediums but now paints exclusively in watercolour. Colleen is mostly self taught but has been a student at USQ summer and winter schools and retreats in Blackall’s Cultural Center. She has had numerous joint exhibitions and a few solo exhibitions and won awards at a number of art exhibitions in Queensland. She was accepted to exhibit at Winton’s Waltzing Matilda in 2019 and in 2017 Flying Arts ‘Iconic Queensland’ touring exhibition. She now teaches beginners watercolour workshops and lessons.
Workshop with Rex Baccus Smith, David Taylor, Ross Patterson, John Lovett, Colley Whisson and Charles Sluga.
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