Who am I? I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from RMIT in 1988 (back when graphics was done on paper).
What do I do? I create graphic design for print, web and signage. I make linocut prints, and other illustrative works on paper. I love making visual things that communicate; I produce brochures, cards, book illustrations, CD covers, logos, signs and limited edition art prints.
It all started on 22 February in 1990 in the kitchen of a Genoa farmhouse in Far East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
The Design Desk was an old laminex table pushed against the window with a view of the Genoa River. I was freelancing, producing line illustrations of rainforest flora and fauna with my set of Rotring technical pens.
Today, my studio is an old garage at our Drouin home. My husband had converted this into a space for himself but after a while, when all my drawings and art materials were taking over the house, he gave up the space to me.
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4-6pm, Friday 11 May Come along to this informal artist talk to hear Helen tell about her linocut prints and processes. The talk will be held in the gallery and she will bring some of her printing blocks and sketchbooks particular to the exhibition. This will be a chance to meet Helen, see the exhibition and …
Find that special Linocut print, choose a boxed set of cards or purchase a gift voucher to be put towards prints or workshops. My studio is open by appointment, [after hours or weekends are also ok], just contact me to arrange a time. I offer free gift wrapping in studio spoils, which creates a beautiful …
And there are more items on the way (promise).
In the meantime, contact me and I will be happy to help you
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Lino workshops for 2018
Just released!: one-day workshops. There are 4 for the 2018 year, all during April and July Victorian school holidays. Join my mailing list to be kept informed of my latest workshop dates.
LINOCUT WORKSHOP – big hairy things, Thursday April 5th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Mysia War Memorial School,Cost: $90 + supply own linocut tools, Bookings required by: 1/4/18
Carve a huge 40x60cm lino block as a one-off sculptural piece. It’s your chance to create your own wild hairy creature or textured abstract piece using repetitive cutting. The emphasis will be on cutting and shaping the block, with one print on tissue paper and your plate to take home. This is a school holidays workshop suitable for adults and youth 12+. BOOK HERE
LINOCUT WORKSHOP – graphic prints, Friday April 13th 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2 Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $90 + supply own linocut tools, Bookings required by: 6/4/18
Explore the bold and graphic nature of lino block printing. Learn how to prepare the lino block, cut an image, prepare paper and print a limited edition. Students will leave with knowledge on materials, suppliers, local print workshops. Printing with and without the use of a press will also be covered. Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+. BOOK HERE
LINOCUT WORKSHOP – decorative letters & type, Friday July 6th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2, Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $110 linocut tools included, Bookings required by: 28/6/17
Cut individual decorative alphabet letter blocks to form your name or another word. These will be printed on the day and can be hand coloured later. Great for baby names, artisan packaging, signs, anything where you need to create an individualised handmade font. Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+. BOOK HERE
LINOCUT WORKSHOP – cards & wrapping, Friday July 13th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2, Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $110 linocut tools included
Bookings required by: 6/7/17
Design and cut a small soft lino block to print onto cotton rag paper to create beautiful handprinted greeting cards that reflect your your own style. Perfect for Christmas, birthdays or Ramadan. We’ll also be making a sheet of matching wrapping paper using the same block. This workshop is suitable for adults and youth 12+.BOOK HERE
Learn linocut in the studio, 1-3 people
By appointment, I hold intensive one-day workshops in the studio for up to three people. In the supported environment of the studio get help with ongoing projects or learn from scratch. I give hands-on advice on design, cutting, papers, printing with or without a press. These flexible learning days are great for art students, and teachers. ABN tax invoice available for personal learning days.
All materials and workshop notes supplied.
BYO lunch or grab some eats and coffee from Albert’s Kitchen just across the road.
10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost per day: $200 (one person or up to 3 people)
Available most weekdays. Please phone to arrange a day that suits you :
Phone – 03 5625 1999
Mobile – 04 0852 7943
or use the contact form.