Helen Otway is a local artist now living in the Tweed region, having moved from Melbourne. Helen began her working career as an art teacher, inspiring and developing a love of art in her students. She went on to become a school principal but never lost her love of art.
Helen’s works are a reflection of the world around her and have particular reference to the local landscapes of the hinterland and the seascapes of the coast. Her use of colour captures the different times of day as well as the changing seasons. Helen’s work has been described as having a sense of calm.
Whilst many of her works are oil on canvas or board, Helen also likes to use gouache for the vibrancy of the colour and the difference in texture.
Helen has just opened her first art gallery on the Tweed Coast. Mist Gallery is a collection of local art and Australian Contemporary Art. It can be found at: Shop 3, 2-6 Pandanus Parade, Cabarita Beach NSW 2488