Growing up on the outskirts of the city, Helen was always interested in the land and nature. Creeks, large paddocks, pony clubs, jumping into the local river from a makeshift tyre swing were all part of her growing up. As her hometown became more and more developed, Helen opted for a sea/tree change. Her works are inspired by her current surrounds; the beaches and the hinterland. She is constantly amazed at how much beauty there is around her and how easily the landscape can shift in colour, shape and form with the changing light of the day.