Artist's impressions of Cork's coastline on exhibit in Cronin's of Crosshaven

September 30th, 2017 11:55 AM

By Southern Star Team

Helle's latest work sees here moving in a different direction from her usual bronze castings. (Photo: Joleen Cronin)

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HELLE Helsner, a Danish artist living in Kilbrittain, is getting ready to open a new exhibition of sketches and drawings entitled ‘ebbe’ in Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven.

The subject matter for ‘ebbe’ is a different direction for Helle, who is known for her bronze castings and moving life figures. 

For this show she has taken her sketch pad to the rivers, beaches, islands and waterways of the Cork coastline with abstract interpretations of rocks, birds, boats and the movement of the ocean.

‘I was once told that everything you do, you should do with beauty,’ she told The Southern Star. 

‘Living next to the sea, it was only a matter of time before my eyes saw its beauty as a potential source of material to draw from. The constant ebb and flow of the sea creates endless new forms and lines to explore. I am patient when drawing, but I move quickly. When I fall in love with a subject I will happily sit through drawing after drawing, finding new ways to convey what I feel.’

The show will be opened by artist Katherine Boucher Beugh on Wednesday, October 4th at 8pm and all are welcome. 

The exhibition will run until the end of November.

On Wednesday, October 11th from 11am, Helle will also host an open ‘plein-air’ drawing workshop in Crosshaven village. This will be followed by a chat with the artist in Cronin’s Pub. Drawing materials, tea and coffee will be provided. A donation of €10 is suggested for this activity, at the discretion of the participants. Contact the artist directly at [email protected]  to get involved. 

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