Helena Tarn Art

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  • ‘Wild Summer Gone’ – Original Painting on Canvas

    ‘Wild Summer Gone’ – Original Painting on Canvas

    I wanted to share a bit more with you about one of my favourite paintings in my current series. It is a bold and textured abstract art piece, painted with acrylics on cotton canvas. I named it “Wild Summer Gone” and for me it perfectly embodies the spirit of the Spring/Summer 2023 series, “Untamed.” This…


  • Benefits of Art Commissions

    Benefits of Art Commissions

    Commissioned Artwork – What Are The Benefits of Commissioning My Own Unique Painting? As a UK-based abstract artist, I’ve had the pleasure of embarking on countless artistic journeys. Commissioned paintings are as unique as the wonderful individuals who commission them. There’s something truly special about crafting a piece of art that not only reflects my…


  • Captivating Spaces: How Abstract Art Transforms Your Home’s Aesthetics

    Captivating Spaces: How Abstract Art Transforms Your Home’s Aesthetics

    Abstract art has the power to transform your home into a striking, stylish and contemporary living space, no matter what your home aesthetic. As a UK-based abstract artist, I’ve witnessed firsthand how abstract art can elevate the aesthetics of any living area. It can turn a bland, boring, ‘meh’ room, into a stunning, über cool…


  • Wildflowers Gone Wild: An Abstract Artist’s Inspiration.

    Wildflowers Gone Wild: An Abstract Artist’s Inspiration.

    “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett


  • My Top 5 Tips For County Clare in Ireland

    My Top 5 Tips For County Clare in Ireland

    Have you ever been to County Clare on the west coast of Ireland? If not, what are you waiting for? Why go? The landscapes are spectacular and windswept, a magnet for surfers from around the globe, a real contrast to the magical lunar landscapes of the inlands. And with those iconic cliffs and a place…


  • Purple Fields and Pink Skies

    Purple Fields and Pink Skies

    As I’ve written previously, I wanted to write about some of the paintings and painters that inspire me. I am not an art historian, just an art lover. The views here are my own and I’m simply relating why I love a painting and how it relates to my own work and experiences. Hopefully it…


  • 11 Things I Always Have In My Art Studio

    11 Things I Always Have In My Art Studio

    Every artist is different when it comes to their studio essentials. Apart from the obvious painting supplies (which again varies drastically from painter to painter), there can be a wide difference in what we choose to surround ourselves within order to help our creative practice. For some, this includes some favourite tunes or podcasts to…


  • Starting A New Painting: Planning and Process

    Starting A New Painting: Planning and Process

    Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. Pablo Picasso I love starting a new painting. For me the process is part of the whole story of an artwork. It is just as important (if not more so) than the end result. I didn’t always plan my paintings. Especially when I started out, I…


  • ‘Untamed’ Series Update

    ‘Untamed’ Series Update

    I wanted to share an update on my latest series of paintings ‘Untamed’. So far the collection is proving to be full of bold textures and vibrant, striking colours. If you’ve been following along on my Instagram page you will have seen a few sneak peeks of some of the paintings I’m working on. All…


  • 3 Glorious Days on The Causeway Coast

    3 Glorious Days on The Causeway Coast

    If you haven’t been to the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland, what are you doing?? Go right now, immediately! Do not pass go! Do not collect $200… OK, maybe do collect the cash… Because then you can spend it all in this ridiculously awesome place! How do you do it Northern Ireland? Every place I…