Careers in graphic and garden design have led to an obvious bias in Helen Riches work. The imposing of order and structure on nature has always been a fascination and can be seen in her paintings... violets in a bowl perhaps, or a cluster of crofts on a Hebridean hillside. Helen is a committed, full time artist now, working in oils in the studio or outdoors with her easel. She was born in Belfast and has spent much of her life in East Anglia, although far farflung travel with a sketch book has always been ‘a thing’. She has a husband, two children and a patient, pleinair loving rescue dog.