Helen Alker - Artist / Illustrator
Creating and telling stories through my passion for sketching, colour, pastels and paint have been in my every thought since a young girl growing up in a broken down old house full of nine siblings with their forever growing characters. Also capturing the sprit of this country, it’s decaying old trucks, emus on the plains and my impressions of the animals and the people of the land, on canvas for many happy customers. This has directed my art towards Children’s Illustration for books. An interest that has weaved it’s way into my family and creative life of 40 plus years.
My Past Paintings
These painting have been painted over the last few years. They were selected to show the diverse range with subjects of children. I have 25 nieces and nephews and take part in so many different activities.
Arcylic painitng - Sold
Fun in the Sun
Arcylic painting - Donated to RPA Hospital
Beach A Day
Acrylic Painting - Sold
Acrylic Painting - sold to the lady in the red car
Catch Me If You Can
Acrylic Painting - CHOSEN for the 2010 Cricket Art Prize
My 50th birthday invite Painting - Sold
Following is my latest work
The following work is of my foster kittens. I learnt to draw on my iPad with the iPencil in an app called Procreate. A wonder fun subject and great cause. I also heard many stories of other people's cat and kittens as the drawings alway provoke a smile followed by a story.
I have had a lovely time looking after foster kittens. The funny little things they get up to just makes me smile.
These two were foster fails. Not by me but by someone very close and dear to me who just couldn't let them go back to the RSPCA.
Hi - Five
This lovely bunch did change my life and how I look at details now. These were the first lot of fosters that I really took to painting of and with. their paw prints are still in my canvas.
A Basket Full of Furbabies
The same Hi- Five but this was when I bought them home for the first time. I guess I could also mention that these all were drawn on a iPad Pro using Procreate for iPad and iPencil.