Helen Napper's paintings of still lifes prompted the artist James Dodds to say "they have all the intimacy and intensity of van Gogh's Almond Blossom Branch in a Glass - at a fraction of the price." She is also known for her paintings of swimmers, the sea, the marshes and the creatures that wander through them. The scenes she depicts are as often imbued with saturated colour as they are immersed in muted grey tones that capture the coastal hues she sees from her home in Aldeburgh where she has lived, painted and swum every day since The Great Storm of 1987.

Born 1958


Studied Colchester School Of Art (Foundation Course)
Wimbledon School Of Art (BA 1st Class Hons)
Reading University (MA Fine Art)
Central School Of Art, London, (post-graduate printmaking)
London University, (post-graduate Certificate of Education)

Work in public and private collections in USA, Australia, Hong Kong, and UK, including St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, (HIV and AIDS Ward)