Helen Dearnley Fine Art & Illustration

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Experimental sound art project Lost Dreams continues in my secret laboratory! 

Thanks to the City Of Lincoln Business Revival Grant for funding for Creative Suite software to produce video art.


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 

Purchase "Portrait Of Ian Duncan Smith With Bandaged Nose" on Saatchi online here.


Equality & Discrimination Policy:

Helen NEVER works for free, or exhibits work for free, as she is attracting prosperity, and rejecting austerity.

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.

Prepare Pitch Progress

Since graduating in 2008, Helen established Lincoln Artists' Network in 2009, and is available for freelance work and commission.

For all other sales or commissions, contact me :-)

Artist Interview With Annette Schwindt

Lost Dreams consists of six experimental sound art tracks produced in a laboratory, by converting my sleeping brain waves into sound waves. 

Last live broadcast was Saturday 26th September 2020 with The Dark Outside for Aerial Festival

Two new tracks have been produced in 2022: Elvis Clones and The Blackbird Of Chernobyl. 

Lost Dreams now has video art for exhibition / installation at a music / science / art exhibition or festival.

All content copyright / copyleft Helen Dearnley 2022