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Helen Fay

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Degree: M.A. Natural History Illustration
University: Royal College of Art

New Blood Art Statement

A consummate technician, Fay’s etchings show an ability to be surprised into seeing and a reverence for life, in various forms. This delight is communicated to the viewer through an experimentation with light - the works hover between silhouette and intricate detail glimpsed in a dying light - in this sense they are melancholy works.

 

Artist Statement

“My work combines my two main interests, drawing and animals. Both the activity of drawing and the subject I study are a source of never ending fascination and have been for as long as I can remember. I have focused on various aspects of animal life over the years, primates, birds, curious creatures such as echidnas and tree kangaroos. Currently I am engaged in an exploration of the canine world, partly because of the sheer beauty of so many dogs but also because of their presence and dignity.

Artistically, my impetus comes from creating a balance between a solid mass and the space in which it sits. Using drawing and the exploration of form to add depth to the composition. I find printmaking, especially etching to be the media I can best translate my drawing into a solid and dramatic image. I enjoy working with and into a material such as steel or copper, etching lines and tones then working directly to scrape areas back or scratch areas to make them darker. It is a surface that one draws in as well as on. I hope this three dimensionality in the making of my prints is visible in the finished print."

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2015, work at Islington Contemporary Art fair with Glasgow Print Studio 
2014, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 
2014, "Walking the Dog" joint exhibition at Robinson Gay Gallery, Hexham
2012, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2012, Artist of the Month, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
2011, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2010, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2010, Art on Paper, Royal College of Art, London
2010, Works, 20th/21st Century Print Fair, Royal Academy, London
2010, Works, Sydney Art Fair, Australia
2009, Untitled, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2009, Works, Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2009, Works, Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition, Glasgow
2009, Works, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

Original works:

Homeward Bound

By Helen Fay

£265

Hmm... Fish

By Helen Fay

£265

Attention!

By Helen Fay

£185

What's That?

By Helen Fay

£185

Brodie Sitting

By Helen Fay

£310

Henry

By Helen Fay

£310

Brodie Standing

By Helen Fay

£285

Polly

By Helen Fay

£170

Late Thursday

By Helen Fay

£235

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Francesca II

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Greyhound

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Louis

By Helen Fay

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Tweed

By Helen Fay

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Sparks

By Helen Fay

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Fred

By Helen Fay

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Dales Pony

By Helen Fay

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Louis

By Helen Fay

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Swish

By Helen Fay

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Stepping Out

By Helen Fay

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Floss

By Helen Fay

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Floss

By Helen Fay

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Dales Pony

By Helen Fay

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