Helen Booth (Born 1967)Helen Booth studied at Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in Fine Art Painting in 1989. She currently lives and works in south west Wales. In 2018 Helen won the Glynn Vivian Prize for Painting at BEEP International Painting Prize. During the same year Helen underwent major surgery which unleashed an increased obsession with her work and an ongoing creative outpouring. Her visit to Iceland early in 2019 has also been fundamental to her painting. Witnessing the harsh, brutal and monochrome landscapes felt like a rebirth: "At times I stood in the landscape snow-blind, yet these moments gave me a clarity of purpose. I sketched when the blizzards cleared; the miraculous imagery gave me a renewed vigour and revealed the way for me to develop my painting."
In 2019 she received a Pollock Krasner Award from New York for her painting and also one of the twelve International Abstract Painting Awards from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in USA. The Hafnarborg Arts & Culture Centre in Iceland appointed her Artist in Residence for March 2020 where she filled sketchbooks with drawings, took many photographs and made lots of notes about colour and textures; all ready to use in a new body of work. Wilson Stephens & Jones are thrilled to be representing Helen in London where her paintings have already been very well received.