Helena Tarn Art

Ireland travel


  • 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…


  • ‘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…


  • New Year, New Prints

    New Year, New Prints

    If you follow my website or my Instagram, you will know that last summer I released a series of work entitled ‘Laze’. The word laze is not made up (I promise!). It is a combination of the words lava and haze — is the product of a chemical reaction that happens when molten lava hits the…


  • 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…


  • Gathering Inspiration

    Gathering Inspiration

    Although I grew up in an incredibly beautiful part of the world in Yorkshire, England, we lived pretty far from the coast. Although Yorkshire does have a stunning coastline, we were pretty landlocked and you didn’t pop to the sea, it was a full day event. I have so many happy childhood memories spent at…


  • 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…


  • 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…