Helena Verhaaren

Otama (Pohutukawa Shadow)

Born in 1958 in Tilburg, Holland, Helena Verhaaren is a self-taught artist who enjoys the vibrancy of oil and gouache.

Helena's New Zealand work to date engages with Auckland and Waiheke coastal scenes, while a recent painting trip to Provence, Tuscany and Umbria has inspired work featuring these areas. Helena feels a keen need for progression and regardless of how her style develops, it is her love of colour that will forever motivate and inspire her work.