About Helena Verhaaren
Helena has been painting professionally for 25 years. Her artistic passions are driven by vibrant colour, the patterns in landscape and memories of past times. At present she is enjoying working in oil pastel and gouache and acrylic on canvas, exploring a more abstract style.
Tuscany and Provence are frequent destinations where Helena found the people, countryside and villages wonderful to paint.
The grandeur, starkness and natural beauty of the South Island and the coastal contrasts of the bush and sea of the North Island are currently her inspiration and source of joy.