Helen Purdie

My paintings are mostly representational with strong abstract qualities.I enjoy working in the studio and plein-air. The blues of the sky are ever-inspiring.

As a self-taught artist, I reengaged with painting twelve years ago after not doing so for twenty years. I immediately left my previous career, within surgery and educational research, to live as the artist I wanted to be. I have continued to paint ever since. I exhibit regularly, both as a solo artist and within group exhibitions.

Except for a few recent abstract paintings, which have been a real departure for me, my work is directly influenced by my interactions with the world around me. Whilst my most recognisable style may be my graphic-looking paintings, I work gesturally too, both in the studio and plein-air.

In 2016, when forty six years old, I was confirmed to be autistic. I am learning to understand myself better now and to explain my inner experience to people more easily. In 2019 I created a colouring book with words about my adult autistic experience.

Open days

  • Saturday 2nd May
  • Sunday 3rd May
  • Friday 8th May Bank Holiday
  • Sunday 10th May

About my studio

My studio is in my home. Visitors will be able to experience the solitary way in which I work.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my¬†work

Contact me

Studio location

68 South View Crescent
Sharrow
Sheffield
S7 1DH

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