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Helen Barke

Oil, Watercolour Painting




Helen, a native of the UK, is an emerging artist resident in West Vancouver, BC. Helen has had a lifelong interest in gardens, wild flowers and animals and is fascinated by our wonderful natural environment in BC. Largely self-taught, she has studied under some prominent local artists, such as Dene Croft and Kiff Holland.
Helen’s work has most recently exhibited at Gallery Fleur in Vancouver and Cityscape Community Art Space in North Vancouver and has been described as “excitement in nature through joyful expressions of colour and emotion”.
In her words “ I like to try and help others see nature as I see it…I am constantly amazed by shape, texture and colour and in the natural world…… I try to capture the spirit in my subject.