My website: www.helenballantyneart.com
My interest in painting began when my son was old enough to attend nursery school one day a week, and so on that day I began an art class which introduced me to watercolours. It wasn’t long before I was experimenting using acrylics and oils somewhere along the way. I came back to live in the Uk after a few years living in southern Spain and joined Warwickshire College where I met lifelong friends at the Artists Studio art class. Since then I have made many more artist friends and learned different techniques through attending different classes from Derbyshire to Cornwall. It’s been and continues to be a journey of pleasure. My first inspiration came back in the 90s at an art exhibition of Cezanne in Philadelphia, it was there that my passion took flight.