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Helen Conway

Picture Stockport Project – my new workshops.

I am delighted to have been invited by Manchester Histories and Stockport Council to be one of the five artists leading public …

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Traces at The World of Glass – New exhibition announcement

Leah Higgins and I are pleased to announce that we have added another duo exhibition, Traces to our exhibiting schedule. When I was …

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Painting the Town Red

This is the first completed piece for an intended body of work inspired by my home town of St. Helens. Which is, to …

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2017/5 Walled in

As anticipated when I started this project, I am posting a little behind the weeks of the year, but that’s OK because …

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Handicap 2017/4

Careful examination of this piece will reveal not just the usual underlying graffiti but scribbled calculations and equations. These reflect the fact …

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The secret of how to start

What’s the secret of starting to make art when you feel unable? Do the thing you need to do right before you …

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It eludes me – 2017/3

The above image is a cheat. It is fake. It looks good but it’s not a real room and my work of …

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What is your underneath? 2017/2

I had just finished posting about my first 2017 diary piece, “As you mean to go on” when I saw a post …

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Art for confidence

I was having a crisis of confidence. I looked at my art work and I thought: cripes, its a mess. It’s a …

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Start as you mean to go on – 2017 diary pieces

‘I might be right, I might be wrong, but I always make a decision.’ That was actually a comment  I heard some …

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3 reasons you should know your place

Do you know your place? So often being told to ‘know your place’ is a put down . A suggestion that you …

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The secret is out! New partnership with Leah Higgins

Happy 2017! New Year for me always involves the gift to myself of new stationery and a generous allowance of time to …

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Now represented by Dot-Art Gallery.

I am delighted to announce that I am now represented by Dot-Art in Liverpool. I have pieces in their Liverpool themed Christmas …

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At the end, they remain

At the End They Remain – Interactive Graffiti Project Piece

  In October I conducted two interactive workshops at Stockport war Memorial Art Gallery. Participants used my painted fabric and paints to …

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Home, St.Helens ( Monte Camino Series) 60 x 40 cm

Monte Camino Series – Home, St.Helens

Part Five – Home. St.Helens  :  A while ago I went to Monte Camino In Italy, with my parents to visit the …

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The Battle ( from the Monte Camino Series) 60 x 40 cm

Monte Camino Series – The Battle

Part Four – The Battle :  A while ago I went to Monte Camino In Italy, with my parents to visit the …

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Italy ( from the Monte Camino Series) 60 x 40 cm

Monte Camino Series – Italy

Part Three – Italy: A while ago I went to Monte Camino In Italy, with my parents to visit the site of …

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Italy ( from the Monte Camino Series) 60 x 40 cm

Monte Camino Series – North Africa

Part Two – North Africa: A while ago I went to Monte Camino In Italy, with my parents to visit the site …

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Home, London Monte Camino Series

Monte Camino Series – Home, London

PartOne – Home, London: A while ago I went to Monte Camino In Italy, with my parents to visit the site of …

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I should have known better – IGP art

Today was the first day of the Interactive Graffiti Project at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery.  the ideas is that people dropping …

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Never too late to remember

Now that I am back from a summer of  travelling,  it is time to get on with my next solo exhibition which …

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Urban Scrawl the de-brief – part 2

Well, it’s all over, bar the fantastic memories. The art has been taken down to make way for an exhibition by The …

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How I finish my stretched quilts

I have been asked by Deborah Boschert and Janis Douchette to do a tutorial on how I finish my stretched quilts so …

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Urban Scrawl -the de-brief Part One

Its a bit early for a complete debrief as the Urban Scrawl show is still on until 18th June but its a …

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Urban Scrawl – Just before Opening

I am beyond delighted and so grateful to all the people who made my Urban Scrawl show preview a great success. I …

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Left Behind – new art series

From the moment I started to learn traditional patchwork, what seems like a lifetime ago, I have kept a separate creativity journal. …

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Invitation to Urban Scrawl Show

What am I so afraid of, really?

I now have just 20 days before I have to deliver all the work and labels for the Urban Scrawl Show. I …

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It takes a village to put on a show.

                    The latest exhibition by my group Etcetera opened at Ryedale Folk Museum yesterday and will run …

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How I am pricing my art

Pricing art is a nebulous business. With my Urban Scrawl solo show now just two months away it is time to start …

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Example screen from Insightly.com

CRM software – keeping your brain free for art.

A huge benefit of getting wholeheartedly involved in the art world is the people I am now connected to. From deep face …

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5 rules I am going to break with my newsletter

When I was about fourteen our teachers went on a partial strike and refused to write school reports. My English teacher decided …

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How Rebel Mouse solved my social media problems.

Great excitement ensued at Studio Conway this week when my friend Mardell Rampton put me onto Rebel Mouse. At it’s most basic, …

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Clarence Dock - art by Helen L Conway

New art series: Liverpool Overhead Railway

  Five minutes walk from my workplace, there was once the second busiest port in the British Empire.  Cotton, sugar, tobacco, grain; …

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The art of trust

At some point in every creative project, the most important technique you will need is trust. All the screen printing classes, the …

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Test post

I am sorry to inconvenience anyone who may get this in their email or blog reader but I need to send this …

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Turning 60 year old train tickets into a thermofax screen

I have a tendency to accumulate art equipment and to plan to work in more media and to undertake more projects than …

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Working to a theme

If you have started to follow my Urban Scrawl diary over on my Facebook page, you will know that my show in …

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New! Diary of a Solo Show.

I am very excited to be able to tell you that the View Two Gallery in Liverpool will be hosting my first …

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Using Punchtime to time record on Trello cards

I am feeling a little cock- a hoop right now because I have finally after much toil and frustration worked out how …

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In defence of the Graffiti on Scafell PIke

There is ruckus in the British press because a poem has appeared on a cairn on the top of a well walked …

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