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Helen Bartholomew

CV I live and work at my home in Suffolk with my partner and our two dogs. Since childhood, I have had a strong interest in colour, shape, line and form and enjoyed drawing and painting.

My serious interest in painting began in 1996 when I started private tutelage with Ken Back RAS. I studied with Ken for six years. Ken taught in the tradition of the British School of painting but he also encouraged his students to follow their own path and thus maintain individuality.

My work is constantly changing and developing and therefore quite diverse. It can range from figurative to abstract, from traditional to the bizarre and all the degrees in between. I often repeat or revisit subjects, particularly those that carry a personal significance. I work in oil, graphite and occasionally collage.

My paintings can be seen in galleries throughout Suffolk and London and occasionally in group exhibitions within the local area.

Education 1996 - 2002 Mentored by Ken Back RAS,

2000 - 2002 University of East Anglia - The History of Art, 2003 onwards Private tuition with Charlotte Stewart.

Exhibitions and Gallery Participation 2003 Joint Debut Exhibition, Aldeburgh Gallery, Suffolk.
2004 ‘Ken Back Legacy’, Graham & Oldham’s Gallery, Ipswich. 2005 Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. 2005 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW1. 2006 ‘From The Model’, Ferini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Lowestoft. 2006 Halesworth Summer Exhibition. 2006/2007 Orwell Park School, Ipswich, Suffolk. 2007 Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk. 2009 Artisans East, Peter Pears, Aldeburgh.

2007 - 09 8 Upstairs, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh. 2009 The Hunter Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk. 2005/08/09 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries,
London SW1.
2005/06/11 New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London SW1. 2008 - 13 Buckenham Gallery, Southwold, Suffolk. 2006 - 13 Llewellyn Alexander, The Cut, Waterloo, London.
2012 - 13 The Ipswich Art Society Annual
Open Exhibition.


telephone 01379 384504
email helenbartholomew7@gmail.com