Helen Sill combines her love of drawing with textiles to explore questions of identity and human experience. Surface stitchery and re-purposing of materials are an important part of her art practice. She takes inspiration from structures and stories of every-day-life and explores the spaces where daily life and art meet each other. Images in her work are informed by drawings of her surroundings, tales of human relations and their social context and connections between different communities and cultures.
Helen has just completed an artists’s residency at Chichester Festival Theatre and returned from travelling around Gujerat in North West India which has left her full of ideas for new work.
She is also studying for her Masters in Fine Art. Helen gives talks about her work and exhibits regularly as well as running textile workshops.
Helen was awarded a scholarship by the Embroiderers Guild in 2015 and continues to work with the Guild to promote stitch as an art form.