Helen loves what she sees and paints what she loves. This encapsulates her life in colour, first her designing career and then painting, which ran in tandem with designing. A visualist, painting outside in all weather conditions, many paintings have been saved by her large fisherman’s umbrella. She is and always will be a lover of the west coast of Scotland - the mountains, hills, islands and the sea all make for an intoxicating cocktail she cannot resist. She has spent a lifetime basking in their splendour and hopes to continue for mainly years to come. As a designer, she created carpets for many prestigious establishments including The Waldorf Astoria, New York Plaza, San Francisco Opera House, Turnberry Hotel and many casinos, cruise liners and hotel chains. It was a difficult decision to give it up as she enjoyed designing so much, however time was going on, tIme to become a painter and she has never regretted it. She has exhibited in many leading galleries in the UK and as far afield as Russia, France and Hong Kong.