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Artist Printmaker

Helen Hanson studied French and Italian and taught Languages before becoming a professional printmaker. She exhibited with Greenwich Printmakers for 23 years and was a founder member of South Bank Printmakers, with work in galleries throughout the UK. She is a former Council Member of the Society of Women Artists, a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists since 1990 and winner of the President’s Award for her etching. Helen was for many years Administrator of Florum, an annual exhibition for artists inspired by plant life.

In her landscape etchings, pattern, texture and mood give a sense of place and regional flora are always important. After many years spent turning the press, Helen now specialises in landscape using ink and dry coloured pencil.This evolved as a natural successor to etching and she has made this unusual combination of media very much her own.

She now teaches a range of courses introducing ink and coloured pencil in landscape. She tutors locally and at Higham Hall in Cumbria, Missenden School of Creative Arts and for the Field Studies Council at Flatford Mill and Slapton Ley. She has just completed her first book Landscape in Ink and Coloured Pencil for Crowood Press, which is due for publication on 27th June. Botanical coloured pencil remains a parallel interest and she tutors a well-established local course in Deal, Kent.


Society of Botanical Artists - President’s Award 2008 for her etchings

Helen has exhibited regularly at the following exhibitions

The Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) annually from 1990 - present
The Society Of Women Artists (SWA) annually from 1989 - 2006
Greenwich Printmakers from 1985 - 2008
Southbank Printmakers from 2000 - 2008
Florum annually from 2005 - 2018
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
St Albans at Teddington Lock
Fairfield Halls, Croydon