Helen Shideler

Painting contemporary realism in oils, watercolour and acrylics

For me painting is a celebration of life and how light and color interact.  The real joy is in challenge and complexity and getting it right. I constantly strive to hold myself to the highest standards.

My working style can be described as contemporary realism in watercolor, oils and acrylics.  Focusing on intimate detail with saturated colour. I often imagine that I am sculpting with paint and always approach my art with enthusiasm and energy. My preferred subjects are from the natural world in particular flowers, animals and birds and sea & landscapes.

Over the years, I have developed a distinctive style, full of life and often with a sense of whimsy.