Helen Masin

Helen Masin studied Visual Arts in Albury NSW, majoring in Photography. Later in 2006 she returned to Arts study in Gippsland majoring in painting and drawing and is currently practising in Sale, Gippsland.

Helen has been featured in Solo Exhibitions at 2017 “The Italian Connection” Meeniyan Art Gallery, 2017, “The Italian Connection” Gippsland Art Gallery – Maffra Art Space 2016 “Landscapes” Monash Medical School Bairnsdale, 2013 and multiple Group Exhibitions, including the Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda, 2010, 2012-2014, 2017, Art Aid Gippsland, Gippsland Art Gallery 2020, “Three Palettes” City Library, Melbourne 2018, Meeniyan Art Gallery 2017, 2011, “Be Still My Life” Tacit Contemporary Art, Abbotsford 2013,”Land Sea Structure” Gippsland Art Gallery, 2013,“Place” Bailey, Roberts & Masin Tacit Contemporary Art, Abbotsford, 2012″The Shilo Project” Gippsland Art Gallery, 2011, “The Vision Splendid” John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery 2010.

Awards 2011Finalist in the St Michael’s Grammar School Exhibition and Archangel Prize and the John Leslie Art Prize for landscape painting, Gippsland Art Gallery 2010

 

As a painter, Helen does not feel the need to make grand political statements with her art. Instead, she has a longing to create pieces to remind us that unassuming beauty is still significant in today’s ever increasing chaotic world. She believes society has lost the art of seeing; we’ve become too busy and forgotten how to look beyond the screen.

In her native flora series each piece is signifies a moment in time or an emotional response, and aims to bring calmness, sense of hopefulness and peace in each painting.

The work also reflects Helen’s appetite for colour, texture and light. Her style is undoubtedly influenced by her earlier photographic studies through her careful analyse of her subjects. She uses primarily acrylics and work from her home studio in regional Victoria.