As a painter I am concerned with depicting urban and rural landscapes and the transformations caused by the seasons, weather and time of day. Working from my own photographs and painting in oils on canvas, I aim to capture the atmosphere of a particular time and place, using expressive colour, marks and tones. I am also interested in reproducing in paint the distortions of colour and light that occur in the digital photograph and how these effects lift the scene from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Since moving to East Staffordshire I have found inspiration in the countryside that surrounds our new home, and have returned to Stoke on Trent to paint its streets and industrial landscape.

Please click on the gallery headings to see the paintings in each section, then click on the thumbnail for the details of each piece. Some paintings are for sale with Bare Wall and Gyeyosi Galleries. Please visit their websites via the Links page.

All images are copyright of Helen Tarr © 2005-2018