A new comer to Taranaki, but not to the art circle self taught acrylic landscape
artist Helen Knaggs work has been admired and purchased from various
New Zealand galleries & cafes since the mid 1990’s.
Along the way she has created a style unique - There is a fluidity to Helen’s work which suits her individual style of expression instantly recognisable as to time and place, but capturing the scene before her eyes without the stricture of painstaking realism.
Her work has been selected for North Shore Art Awards, were it was purchased by one of the judges, Rotorua Art in the Park with buyers from Europe and Japan, Fishers Fine Arts, Parnell, Auckland to South Africa and Mark Sainsbury from Closeup purchased a piece from her solo exhibition held in 2010.
Helen recently moved to Taranaki from Great Barrier Island, where she spent
four years living a outdoors lifestyle and working as Gallery Coordinator for the Community Heritage & Arts Village.
Helen admits she is always learning new styles and techniques and has
enjoyed passing on her experiences with paint through art classes in the
Bay of Plenty on Great Barrier Island and also from home.
Helen’s trade is in sign writing, she works part time locally and attempts to
paint part time whilst still exploring the new landscape that surrounds her.
Having grown up in the Bay of Plenty, Whakatane. I love being near the sea.