Helen first came to see me some four years ago having reached an impasse with her painting. We spoke at length and I was immediately taken with her enthusiasm for the subject and determination to excel. We have met on an almost weekly basis since then and apart from the painting sessions have become good friends. Her charming manner and unflinching dedication to the mastery of her art endearing her to any and all who share an appreciation of such things. Her painting has of course improved and matured and continues to do so. While it is undoubtedly true that Helen enjoys a lifestyle which facilitates the garnering of a great many reference topics and experiences, even to be envied by many, this is never wasted on her sensitivities and fuels not only her drive to create but also the matter that becomes her creations. Vivid Italian landscapes peppered with flower blossoms, balmy French street cafes basking in the autumn sun, dancers, actors, peasants, any and all the inspiration to express without prejudice or predisposition, the human fascination with beauty in its myriad forms. Yes, the path stretches out long and far before her, but she strides out with verve and even a childlike delight at the challenges and opportunities that await. It is a pleasure to watch the unfolding dialogue between brush and canvas as observation becomes expression, as practice becomes experience.
I wish Helen well on her journey through the fascinating world of painting, and look forward to many more beautiful pictures.
We are the proud owners of two of Helen's works - one a beautiful memory of times in Venice and the other a stunning floral work. Helen is undoubtedly one of the stars of the Sunshine Coast art scene!
Helen's paintings evoke memories of our travels in Europe. Helen captures the essence and culture of each country she paints. Every time we look at Helen's paintings we are transported to a time and place in our hearts bringing us much joy.
We first met Helen Peel when we were invited to attend an exhibition that Helen was hosting and we immediately fell in love with her paintings, her elegant style and the presentation of every piece of artwork was outstanding. We have purchased paintings at each of Helen's exhibitions over the last five years and they are proudly displayed in our home.
My dear friend Helen has always been a beautiful artist. I'm so happy to see her keen eye for detail, colour and sense of timeless style she used as a successful professional image consultant is now being expressed on canvas. Over the last twenty years that we've been friends, I've watched her hone her craft with great skill and passion using a variety of techniques.
I'm proud to say I've purchased my first 'Helen Peel original' as a gift for my favourite sister and look forward to sharing more of her work with my treasured family and friends.
I hope you too experience many years of happiness with your own 'Helen Peel originals'.