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Painting rain Helen Cottle, Australian self-taught artist

Painting rain Helen Cottle

Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams (Ashley Smith). Painting rain Helen Cottle

Painting rain Helen Cottle
Talented Australian artist Helen Cottle (born 1962) is from Williamstown, Victoria. However, in her youth she did not receive any art education. Nevertheless, being a self-taught artist, Helen Cottle is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists. Working in different techniques and mediums, she creates realist-impressionist style paintings. According to the artist, she has been painting since childhood, and prefers watercolors and acrylic. Having started to draw at an early age, Cottle has achieved astonishing results. Among the artists of past and present, she was influenced by works of Arthur Streeton, John Singer-Sargent and Harold Herbert, whose brushstrokes and techniques she studied.
And now, Cottle teaches painting in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media in her art studio and in one of art schools of Melbourne. Besides, she permanently participates in various international and national art exhibitions. In addition, she regularly receives awards, prizes and commendations after participation in art shows, such as Camberwell Rotary and St Kevin’s College Art Show.

Painting rain Helen Cottle

Woman in a red coat walking with her Dalmatian dog in the park. Painting rain Helen Cottle

Painting rain Helen Cottle

website helencottle.com.au