Wendy Helliwell Art is the studio and gallery of mixed media artist Wendy Helliwell. Wendy grew up in the 80’s and her work is influenced by Fashion, Pop Culture, Advertising and the growing visual media of the age (Vogue, The Face, I.D, MTV and Cosmopolitan).
Primarily self-taught, Wendy advanced her passion studying courses at Edinburgh College of Art. Her spirit for fashion, style and identity, remaining sustainable in her approach sees her mixing traditional materials with unconventional consumer related glossy magazines, make-up, nail-polish, receipts, tags, old clothing and other throw-away effects in her fusion of painting and collage based compositions.
A keen environmentalist, Wendy recycles as much as possible in her works.
Wendy celebrates fashion, culture and colour with her contemporary mixed media artworks. She aims to represent the modern consumer landscape with a combination of celebration and critique of behaviours and identities by disassembling and reconstructing the cultural symbols, motifs and paradigms of the past and present. This results in colourful, tactile, eye-catching works often depicting an unplanned narrative and frequently presenting themselves in 3D form for maximum impact.