Helene Henare was born in Wellington, New Zealand and is currently living in the beautiful Ness Valley (near the rural village of Clevedon on the outskirts of Auckland). She paints from her home which doubles as her studio (the original area School house/Church/Sunday School, circa 1877).
Helene paints with Acrylics, New Zealand’s wonderful Seascapes and Landscapes. One of her biggest pleasures is seeing the viewer’s faces when they fall in love with one of her paintings.
Since discovering her passion for painting (just over 10 years ago), Helene has enjoyed great success with her paintings being sold nationally and internationally and has painted many commission pieces. Her paintings are also reproduced into beautiful prints for sale.
Some of Helene’s successes are;
Twice Peoples’ Choice Award Winner of the Estuary Artworks 2009 and 2010 exhibitions
Invited to be part of The Casey Trust in conjunction with Dunbar Sloane NZ Emerging Artists Exhibition 2010
Invited to be a guest tutor for students at a local Primary school in 2010.
Exhibited in the “Out From Down Under and Beyond” Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand Exhibition held at Agora Gallery in New York City in 2012.
Invited to exhibit in the “How Iconic” Exhibition with the Uxbridge Creative Centre in 2013.
Art Prints of some of Helene’s work is represented by Image Vault and showcased in their 2019 Autumn Catalogue.
Helene has had many Editorials written about her and her Artwork and has featured in many Art Calendars published by;
Blackfish – 2012 NZ Art Wall and Desk Calendars
Tanner Couch – 2013 NZ Art Calendar and Art Desk Calendar
Howick Village Association – 2014 Howick Village Association Wall and Desk Calendars
Tanner Couch – 2015 Art Calendar and Art Desk Calendars.