• Oil Paint


    Painting, drawing and alla prima sketches.

  • Montage of images


    Mostly art related thoughts, but the rambles could go anywhere.

  • Art related resources


    The books, materials and websites that I have found useful and inspiring.

Welcome to the website of fine artist Helen Davison Bradley, featuring a selection of portrait, still life and landscape studies. My aim is to give a flavour of my life as an aspiring artist, and my blog includes many studies and critical analysis of my technical processes and the thinking behind my work. I also highlight the many wonderful artists and writers that inspire me. Please feel free to add to the dialogue by leaving a comment.

Recent Posts

  • A Collection of Small Portraits in Oil

    Here are some small portraits from the final few weeks of term before the Christmas break. I really enjoyed working on these, trying a few subtly different pigments – Michael Harding’s Warm White Lead Replacement, and Slate and Vine Blacks... [more]

  • Day by Day Oil Portrait

    Here is a life size portrait that I recently completed. I still need to varnish and photograph it properly, but this image isn’t too bad to give you an idea of the finished painting. It was completed over 13 sessions... [more]