Helen Booth

Painter based in Wales

Helen Booth portrait, photo Chip Skingley

Booth working recently in plein air, photo Leia Morrison.

Recent residency: 2020 Hafnarborg Residency Iceland 

artist’s studio

 ‘My recent paintings concentrate on the limitless variations of the single dot and how the individual marks when placed side by side create a dialogue....The internal alchemy, the human condition, of being and not being, of life and death are what I am striving to capture within my work. Agnes Martin stated succinctly in her Beauty is a Mystery of Life lecture in 1989 that “it is commonly thought that everything that is, can be put into words. But there is a wide range of emotional response that we make that cannot be put into words. We are so used to making these emotional responses that we are not consciously aware of them till they are represented in art work’. Excerpts artist website 

Erased, oil and wax on wood panel, 16 x 16 cm.

Mustard and Custard are both f*cking yellow, 2017, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm
exhibited in the group show ‘Roger Cecil + 4 contemporary painters at Oriel Myrddin Gallery

Group exhibition photo, ‘Roger Cecil + 4 contemporary painters at Oriel Myrddin Gallery

White Grid Painting, 2019, oil and gesso on canvas, 92 x 122 cm. 

'Helen Booth studied Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art and graduated in 1989. She has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and Europe. In April 2019, she was awarded two prestigious New York awards – A Pollock Krasner award for painting and an Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Prize for Abstract Painting. Booth won the Glynn Vivian Prize for Welsh Painting at BEEP International Painting Prize 2018.’ Elysium Gallery website

Images courtesy of Helen Booth (mostly)