Helena Tarn Art

northern ireland


  • ‘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…


  • New Abstract Artwork: The Art of Finding Light

    New Abstract Artwork: The Art of Finding Light

    What was the worst job interview question you have ever had? I’ve had quite a few, but a couple spring to mind. ‘Why do you want this job?’ Real answer: Because I need money. Why else. Please hire me I’m poor… We’ve all been there, facing those cliché questions that make you roll your eyes…


  • 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 Interview With Womenfolk!

    My Interview With Womenfolk!

    WOMENFOLK IS A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN DESIGN IN NORTHERN IRELAND.  THEY SEEK TO HIGHLIGHT THE EXISTING DESIGN COMMUNITY AS WELL AS ENCOURAGING AND INSPIRING THOSE THINKING OF STARTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS IN DESIGN. So I was thrilled to feature in their profile section along with other talented female creative entrepreneurs. Read below…


  • 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…


  • How Varnish Protects Your Artwork

    How Varnish Protects Your Artwork

    From time to time, I get asked quite a few questions about my painting process. One of these questions is why I varnish my work. This is a personal preference and many artists don’t even choose to use varnish. But I do. There are a couple of reasons for this, namely aesthetic and for protection.…


  • ‘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…