Helena Tarn Art

Giants Causeway


  • Introducing The Untamed Series

    Introducing The Untamed Series

    “It looks like the beginning of the world, somehow: the sea looks older than in other places, the hills and rocks strange, and formed differently from other rocks and hills…The hill-tops are shattered into a thousand cragged fantastical shapes. The savage rock-sides are painted of a hundred colours. Does the sun ever shine here? When…


  • 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…


  • Whirlwind Trip To Portrush

    Whirlwind Trip To Portrush

    Ever since we moved to Ireland, the waves have been calling our names. The surf scene in Ireland is pretty underrated, but there are several coastal spots that are ideal to catch a wave or two. The wild Atlantic coastline is wild and turbulent and there are heaps of beautiful beaches. Yes its cold, but…


  • Nature’s Mathematics

    Nature’s Mathematics

    The universe is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. Jorge Luis Borges Some of my recent paintings in my Laze series, although abstract, have been heavily inspired by volcanos and the destructive power and energy in nature. Following a trip to the UNESCO world heritage site the Giant’s Causeway in…


  • Laze 2021 – Part Two

    Laze 2021 – Part Two

    If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen I’ve recently been painting a new series ‘Laze’. It is a collection of paintings heavily inspired by volcanoes, each painting named after a rather fierce volcano from across the globe. Rather than a visual representation of a volcano, each painting is a bold abstraction which I’m…


  • Volcanoes in Ireland?

    Volcanoes in Ireland?

    When you think of Ireland, the first thing that springs to mind is certainly not volcanoes. Rolling green hills, yes. Wild, rugged cliff tops, yes. Wonderful traditional music and good craic, yes. Guinness, of course! But although Ireland is not necessarily known for its volcanoes, it certainly is a land that has experienced its fair…