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 in group shows at The Alchemy Experiment, The Laurieston Arches, The Old Hairdressers and The Glasgow School of Art and in a solo show at Ilkley Manor House. In 2019 she was selected for the BP Portrait Award 2019 in The National Portrait Gallery, London and was part of the Cass Art Face to Face exhibition in Islington.