Helen Glassford

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An Honours and Master of Fine Art graduate at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland Helen Glassford, 39, has won various awards the Sir Robin Phillipson Memorial Medal at the Royal Scottish Academy. This was followed by The Cuthbert New Young Artist award The Royal Glasgow Institute and the prestigious Armour Award, also at the R.G.I.and was runner up in the inaugural Jolomo landscape painting awards. She has exhibited annually the R.S.A and RSW and taken part in numerous group exhibitions UK wide Affordable Art Fairs in London , Bristol and Dublin.

“I enter the studio with time, memory and place in mind and with the premonition that new moments will soon be discovered.

In a literal sense my work touches on the atmosphere, geography and weather experienced in the Scottish hills and coastal margins, taken directly from my personal experiences whilst being in the landscape. Evoking an affinity for the physical aesthetics but also with the spirit and sensibilities of place

In a metaphoric sense my paintings dip below the surface of what is actually real in a visual sense to something that that can almost be touched in a philosophical one. Land and tidal margins, edges, gaps, spaces offer whispers of the sublime moments in life which replenish the soul with restfulness and contemplation but also with the promise of something new. From sun to storm, from low tide to high there is a constant shift, much like patterns of life, these moments in between are there to inspire, celebrate and meditate on.

I see painting as the exciting means of perpetual discovery. There is always more to experience, enlighten and convey.”