Helen Richards

Helen Richards

  • Artist’s Statement

    The natural environment is my painting obsession as I form connections with my home surrounds and link the way place can create a sense of belonging and connection to nature around. I  worked from my home studio in Burnett Heads for the last 13 years and now in the hills surrounding the  Lockyer Valley and I am creatively motivated and inspired by the location and sense of place :whether it’s trees, my potted plants waiting to be put into the garden, the birds or the hills or the mountains.

  • Biography

    Helen Richards originally trained in Textiles: print and design, but this evolved into a love of painting acrylic landscapes. Her arts training includes a Bach of Education, Assoc. Dip.Vis. Arts (Textile and Design) and Grad Dip in Business Comm, and she has been a visual arts educator, both in Australia and overseas. Helen has exhibited in Brisbane and  around Queensland and  her paintings are in collections throughout  Australia. She is currently represented by Revival Art and Design, Albion.

  • Influences

    Having initially studied Fabric and Textile design before  painting, I  find that I’m increasingly taking many cues from the mid-modern tapestries and interior fabric design that I grew up with. Picasso and Matisse have had a strong influence on my bright colour selection.

  • Awards

    2017 Winner, Landscape, Lighthouse Festival, Burnett Heads
      Dr Jai Award- First Prize Forest Painting- Bundaberg Arts Festival
      People’s Choice Award, Bundaberg Arts Festival
    2010 Overall Best in Exhibition, Lighthouse Festival, Bundaberg.
    2008 Best in Show, Moore Park Festival

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions 
    2021 Black Cottage Studio, Summerholm (as part of the Lockyer Valley Arts Trail).
             Pop Up Exhibition Victoria St, Bulimba
    2009 – 2017 YachtDomain Gallery, Bundaberg Port Marina
    2015 Pop Up Exhibition Victoria St, Bulimba
    2009 Baltimore’s Restaurant, Burnett Heads. 

    Group Exhibitions 
    2021 Downlands Art Show, Toowoomba.
    Hometown Group Exhibition, Revival Art, Albion
    Ebb & Flo Boutique, Manly Brisbane.
    Hearts and Mind Gallery, Noosa.
    2020 The Shed Door Gallery, Cooroy (as part of the Noosa Open Studios)
    Found Dog Exhibition and Art Trail, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery. 
    Ebb & Flo Boutique, Manly Brisbane.
    Hearts and Mind Gallery, Noosa.
    2019 The Rio Tinto Martin Hansen Memorial Arts Awards Exhibition, Gladstone Art Gallery.
    Here + Now, Childers Art Space, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
    Aspects Art Show, Goondawindi 
    Bundaberg Arts Festival
    Woodgate Arts Festival
    Women’s Work Exhibition, Petrie Tce Gallery, Brisbane.
    St Luke’s Arts Festival, Bundaberg
    Ebb & Flo Boutique, Manly, Brisbane.
    2017 Woodgate Arts Festival
    Gladstone Arts Festival
    St Luke’s Arts Festival, Bundaberg
    2016 St Luke’s Arts Festival, Bundaberg
    2015 Humans of Bundaberg, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
    2013 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane.
    Bundaberg Arts Festival
    2011 Captain Cooks 1770 Festival Art Show, Agnes Waters. 
    2008 Moore Park Arts Festival Exhibition, Moore Park.
    1995 A Broad Perspective’ Sitting Duck Café, Brisbane’ 
    1988 Graduating student’s exhibition. St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. 

  • Website


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Helen Richards

Looking across at the hills through the abstract garden
120 x 120 x 3.5cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $2,150.00

Helen Richards

Spring flowers in the valley
92 x 92 x 3.5cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $1,400.00