Helen Lush - Artist
 About the Artist
The cat, the garden, the artist and her studio.

I've been an artist for thirty years, working from my studio in Cardiff painting watercolour, pastel and pencil landscapes and botanical subjects. My paintings have been bought by customers in many countries and are sold mainly online and through "Oriel Makers" in Cardiff, which I and a small group of artists have run since 1991. The gallery also has a wide range of my prints and greetings cards for sale. Follow me on Facebook for news about my art practice.

My Degree was in Textile Design and texture continues to be important in my painting. I often start my watercolours with a loose wash of paint, enjoying the accidental flourishes this creates, and developing these marks instinctively. I take great inspiration from wildflowers and gardens as well as the beautiful countryside around me in Wales, whilst travelling abroad has given me the opportunity and inspiration to paint landscapes in other countries. Another big influence on my work is the written word, which has encouraged me to incorporate calligraphy into some of the paintings.

This year I participated in "Roath Botanic Garden Artists"' exhibition, "Roots of Magic - the Healing Plants of Myddfai", which ran from 30th April to 14th June 2016 at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire. It included paintings inspired by the plants used for healing by the Physicians of Myddfai in the 12th century. Follow RBGA at RBGA on Facebook

Paintings on the website are generally sold without frame and mount for ease of shipping, but framing can be arranged for customers who are able to collect from Cardiff. See "How to Purchase" page for more detail. Most of my original paintings are also available as mounted prints - please see Prints page or email me for further information.

If you would like to enquire about a painting please email

If you would like to see more of my bespoke Calligraphy Prints and watercolours visit DaffodilStudio at Etsy for more information. Many of my paintings are available as notebooks and cards from the Print on Demand website Red Bubble. You can also read articles related to my painting practice at DaffodilSky on Hubpages

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