Helen Barnard moved to Tasmania in 2011 and was enchanted and inspired by the beautiful and unique flora and fauna on the fascinating wild island. It evoked a curiosity and a desire to explore and understand this new landscape and it’s inhabitants.
Helen picked up a brush after years of neglecting to remember the enjoyment in the hours spent as a child drawing the natural world.
Her first sell-out show at Wild Island in 2016 was titled ‘Once Upon a Branch’ and focused on Tasmanian birds. Her delicately detailed works and delightfully, gentle feathered-characters endeared them to her audience.
Now, in this exhibition, Helen turns her attention to the under-water world of Tasmania’s rich and varied sea-life.
After taking up diving, Helen found herself captivated by the characters of the deep: weedy sea dragons and a variety of weird and wonderful fish.
Come and discover what lies beneath the surface in this exhibition of Tasmania’s marine life brought to life by Helen’s brush and unique vision.