Primarily working in gouache illustration, Helen Robinson is based in Glasgow and graduated in Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking from The Glasgow School of Art in 2018. Also working in oil paint and mixed media installation, her practice is about the feelings of guilt, regret, hope and temptation and focuses on the confusion of right or wrong and choices of good and bad. Capturing moments of emotional interest and mystery and using allegory to represent universal feelings in a humorous but uneasy constructed narrative, she draws influence from religion and fable. Her work aims to entice and be familiar to the viewer, whilst unnerving, mysterious and confusing. Recurring images become visual clues, animals become characters, landscapes become crafted settings and food and commonplace objects become symbols.
Helen has exhibited at The Laurieston Arches, The Old Hairdressers, Ilkley Manor House and The Glasgow School of Art. In 2019 she was part of the Cass Art Face to Face exhibition in Islington. Her work can currently be seen in the BP Portrait Award 2019 which opened on June 13th in The National Portrait Gallery, London and is now on tour at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.