Movement and Nature

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

I love nature. We really are blessed with the abundance of flora and fauna we have around us here in Norfolk. From the deer roaming the parklands at Holkham, to the humble but beautiful house sparrows comically arguing on your bird feeders. I am lucky in that my house faces out towards an open field, and at the time of writing, there are many hares playing and boxing out there – they are so much fun to watch.

What’s Going On?

If you happen to wander past my studio in the High Street, Heacham (Studio @ 55) you may ask yourself what exactly is going on here. The light could be on when most of Heacham is asleep. I may still be working. I have a deadline.

Open Exhibition Assembly House, Helen Breach

The Assembly House Summer Open 2021 4th–10th June 2021
11–5pm, Free Entry (book time slots)
The Assembly House Norwich is pleased to welcome visitors back to the House this summer for the return of the Open Exhibition. The open call received 900 submissions, and 40 artworks have been selected. West Norfolk Artist member Helen Breach has a painting selected. The painting, acrylic on canvas, is of fashion designer Robert George Sanders having make-up applied prior to a creative performance.

Green Dot Gallery

St. Mary’s Lodge,
High Street,
Fincham,
PE33 9EL.

In May 2019 I opened a small, but perfectly formed, gallery in my garden. Initially I showed my work, but the intention was to open it up to other artists and run workshops. Sadly 2020 went tits up for all of us, so I did not open last year.

Inspiration from the past

Pines and crevasses ( an I-pad image, from memory, of autumn colours on an escarpment in the Alps whilst travelling along the highway)

Here are two quotes that I believe are very relevant for artists today.

Paul Gauguin :
 ‘Don’t copy nature too closely – art is an abstraction as you dream amid nature, extrapolate art from it and concentrate on what you will create as a result’. 

How I interpret this is: don’t slavishly copy what one sees in front of one (nature/photograph) but interpret it expressing one’s self in one’s own language on the final image.

Breach Helen

West Acre Gallery, Abbey Farm, River Road, West Acre PE32 1UA

19 – 25 May 2021
11:00 – 4:00

Artist in Residence. An improvisatory experience. There will be no crib sheets or explanations. This will be a time for raw unmediated artworks to develop from bare walls.