• 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

  • Motivational crises & trying new things

    As hopefully explained by my last post about losing Meg, I have found my general level of motivation of late to be absolutely on the floor. I’ve been tired for months and while not exactly disinterested in creating art, I... [more]

  • RP selection coupled with more sad news

    The last time I wrote a post about how thrilled I was to have been selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition, it came at the same time as losing my lovely girl, Sophie. The same has... [more]