Helen Dearnley Fine Art & Illustration

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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.

Helen works within a wide range of mediums within her work, and can adapt her practice for a variety of site-specific contexts.


Ms Blackbird's Self Care Art Workshops 
Current workshop coming up at Hartsholme Country Park on Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10.00 - 12.00 Free for carers!
Book via Carers FIRST on 0300 303 1555

“Ms Blackbird’s Bird Therapy Workshop”

The Bird Therapy Workshop I attended towards the end of July was enjoyable, inspiring and therapeutic. Helen (“Ms Blackbird“), who runs the workshops, is a lovely lady; kind, patient, enthusiastic, and exceptionally knowledgeable about art (she has an Honours Degree in Fine Art), about birds, and about nature in general. All in all, an experience I would recommend very highly.

John Dwane


August 2019

Please email helendblackbird@gmail.com thank you. 

photo: New Ms Blackbird's Self Care Arts Workshops  

All content copyright Helen Dearnley 2019

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


Please take time to browse work at your leisure. For further information, follow links to see work in context. 

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