London boy drinking

Continuation of my work using biro to draw contemporary portraits and am now exploring using paint alongside.

New Painting

A recent new painting in a series based around traditional stories in contemporary settings.  I wanted to see how few symbols the viewer needed to read the image and relate to stories that are part of the Western culture.  For some reason they seem to be featuring women who are waiting for something to happen…See the picture of sleeping beauty in an earlier post….

New Commission – Auto Body

  This is a commission for the US band Auto Body.  I work in acrylic on card which allows me to contrast flat colours (looking contemporary – eg; screen print revival and digital illustration) with more painterly marks (more traditional watercolour technique.)  It’ll be interesting to see where these take me…

 Copyright – Helen Cann

30-Brighton shop window auction trail

 I’m busy during May, exhibiting one of these cosmetic posters at the Bead shop as part of the artists open houses auction trail. I’m also showing my happy family cards at the Bungeroosh Gallery, 25 Marine Sq, Brighton and have been chosen to exhibit in HOUSE open at the Regency Townhouse, Brunswick Sq, Brighton. If you want to take part in the auction, you can bid online at