Retrospective of Bury artist

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A Suffolk artist will be holding a retrospective of her work , this month, at a Bury St Edmunds gallery.

A Suffolk artist will be holding a retrospective of her work , this month, at a Bury St Edmunds gallery.

Helen Dougall has been painting, drawing and producing prints and batik for five decades.

She studied fine art in the early 60s in London, first at the Polytechnic in Regent Street, and then at Chelsea Art School.

Helen predominantly produces landscape scenes painted outside to capture the immediacy of the moment, in her home county of Suffolk.

She said she is interested in the way landscape changes whether by mans influence or simply throughout the year as light and weather take their toll upon it.

Much of her work is worked up afterwards in Batik a technique that has been practised for centuries in Indonesia, Japan, Malaya and China.

Batik involves using hot wax to blot out areas of fabric before dyeing the fabric to create an image.

Some batiks are emerged in seven or eight different coloured dyes before the wax is removed to reveal the image.

Helen Dougall’s retrospective will be on show at Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds from March 16-21 between 1oam and 4.30pm.