Saturday, 12 April 2014

Helen Brown's landscapes: imbued with the emotion of place

Helen Brown is a woodcut printmaker who exhibits regularly at the Green Tree Gallery. She is a Sussex resident and most of her work depicts the South Downs.

"Over the Downs to Kingston"

"I draw directly from the landscape onto wooden blocks," says Helen. "I then carve into the blocks and print from them. Each one of my pieces is given individual life through chine colle (paper overlay) and hand tinting, just as the mood of a scene shifts with light, time and experience."

"Chanctonbury Ring"

Helen spends time in the places her works depict and returns to those places time and time again.
"Working outdoors enables me to connect with the spirit of the place, capturing the line and fluidity of scenes and localities," she explains.

"Stanmer Ridge Down"

"Poppy Hill"

Our exhibition "Sussex, beloved Sussex" features a selection of Helen's work, both framed and unframed.

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