Helen J Young

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Helen J Young works in mixed media on boards ranging from A1 to 5’ x 6’ size.
Helen's art is influenced by Anselm Kiefer’s use of materials and Eduard Anikonov’s painting style.
Helen uses flat images such as photographs and print, then adds textured ingredients including acrylic paint, polyfilla, glue, ash, and textile.

Helen Young is a British artist who is a member of the Oxford Art Society. She works in mixed media to create bold abstract works that are thickly textured. Usually Helen begins making sketches and taking photographs and then builds up layers with oil paint mixed with a cold wax medium. These can be scratched into to reveal the colour beneath. We love the artist’s lively colours and the way she foregrounds texture. These are powerful pieces that will draw the attention of all in the room…

The artist initially went to Wolverhampton Polytechnic to study for a BA in Textile Design then later gained a First Class honours BA in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes. She has since exhibited her work at galleries and art festivals across the UK.

One of Helen’s latest works, which was inspired by a trip to the snowy Himalayas was shortlisted for the 2016 HIX Award. Also, three of her works have been selected to go on the hoardings at the new Battersea Power Station Development.in 2017.