Helen Breach

Architectural Designer & Painter

Life-drawing and experimentation underpin all my work. A regular at life-drawing sessions in Norfolk and London, a recent divergence from charcoal and pastel sketching (Seeing Double), has been the torn figure. Tearing coloured papers and creating a collaged three-dimensional effect means working quickly and spontaneously and the resultant work is bold and simplistic. (Paper Pierotte).

I also attend dance rehearsals and classes, usually ballet, flamenco or Indian, to sketch and then develop more considered and detailed pieces. 'Ballet Dancers' shows a commission for a light-reflecting wall-mounted work that had energy and lots of interest.

Living just across the road from the Priory at Castle Acre has instigated a new direction of study. The linocut of the Priory (Priory Blueprint) is part of a series of prints depicting this magnificent historical ruin.

'Trains Of Thought' started as a sketch panel for a melee of preliminary drawings for various projects: researching Turner, looking at steam trains, going to rehearsals and sketching the Priory. The ideas behind the thoughts metamorphisised into one picture using a variety of materials and styles.

Recent & forthcoming exhibitions

2011  Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail

2010  ‘Spirituality of the Seasons’ Beccles Festival September
Norfolk Contemporary Arts Society, The Forum Norwich
Resident Artist Mediaeval Fayre
‘Fine Prints’ Greyfriars Arts Centre, Kings Lynn
Drawing upon Cotman’ Norwich Castle Cotman Gallery
Showcase Doric Gallery Holt
South Holland Open Exhibition

2009  Kings Lynn Arts Centre, MA group show
MA Show NUCA
Solo show, Max Giomello Norwich
‘Incubation’: Drawings mixed group Unit 5 Norwich
Summer Exhibition West Norfolk Artists Association (Syd Davison Award)
Eastern Open, Kings Lynn Arts Centre
Greyfriars Arts Centre Open, Kings Lynn
‘Drawn’ Norwich Playhouse, Norwich
South Holland Open Exhibition

Contact this WNAA member

Address: Helen Breach
Rowan House
Back Lane
Castle Acre
Norfolk PE32 2AR

Telephone: 01760 755425

Email: helen.breach@talk21.com

Website: www.helenbreach.com

Drawing by Helen Breach

Seeing Double
Charcoal on paper

Charcoal by Helen Breach

Paper Pierotte
Mixed papers, charcoal

Painting by Helen Breach

Ballet Dancers
Mixed media

Linocut by Helen Breach

Priory Blueprint
Linocut on paper

Painting by helen breach

Trains Of Thought
Oil, mixed media