Painting rain Helen Cottle
Australian artist Helen Cottle was born in 1962 in Williamstown, Victoria. She is a self-taught artist working in different techniques and mediums in realist-impressionist style. Helen Cottle has been painting since childhood, prefers watercolors and acrylic. Having started to draw at an early age, Helen has achieved astonishing results. Among the artists of past and present, she was influenced by works of Arthur Streeton, John Singer-Sargent, Harold Herbert, whose brushstrokes and techniques she studied. Working as a professional artist in her own studio, she teaches painting in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media at art school west of Melbourne. Helen Cottle participated in many international and national art exhibitions. She is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.
Helen has successfully participated in several solo and group exhibitions, art shows and competitions such as Camberwell Rotary art show; St Kevin’s College Art Show and regularly receives awards, prizes and commendations. Recent works can be viewed at: Bakery Lane Gallery, Woodend; Without Pier Gallery, Cheltenham; Ecliptic Gallery, Armadale; Cope-Williams Gallery, Romsey.