Helen Dearnley (Blackbird) BA (hons) Fine Art & Illustration
"Blackbird" is the artists' signature.
Blackbird works in a diverse range of mediums, exploring many issues within her work as both fine artist and illustrator.
Helen studied a joint honours degree in fine art & illustration at the University of Lincoln, and continues her practice based in the city as an international artist and illustrator.
“Artists-as-Artists value themselves for what they have gotten rid of and what they refuse to do” – Ad Reinhardt, How Art Made Pop (And Pop Became Art), Mike Roberts, 2018, Tate Publishing.
ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress, artist Matthew Burrows has instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE #artistsupportpledge
The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. When I reach £1000 of sales, I pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work. Let generosity be infectious.
#supportartists #covid19 #coronavirus #livegenerously
For all other sales or commissions, contact me :-)
Since graduating in 2008, Helen established Lincoln Artists' Network in 2009, and is available for freelance work and commission.
Helen NEVER works for free, or exhibits work for free, as she is also an unpaid carer, and needs to earn a living. #wagesnotclaps
Please take time to browse work at your leisure. For further information, follow links to see work in context.