Artist Statement

Colour is my life. I surround myself with it in my painting and my home. Without it I would feel very sad. I’m greatly influenced by the wonderful colours found in India, in all aspects of life - rich but subtle colours in off-beat combinations are around every corner. Patterns on printed fabrics, embroidery and beading from all corners of the world also fascinate me.

In my work, I layer colour, pattern and reflective materials such as metal foils, mirror and glass, to create rich, glowing images - some in shallow boxes made of plexiglass and mirror which give a three dimensional effect. In my painting I try to project “the feel-good factor” my work gives me.

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Helen O'Keefe's flat

Shop windows for “The Cross”

This is where it all began. I was commissioned to paint the shop windows for “The Cross” in Holland Park, London. I began painting on glass and found my inspiration.