April Featured Artists: PAINTERS- Mark Hickman & Studio KAVACHI / PRINTMAKER- Ed Boxall /Jeweller Mandy Nash / Whittle Design Metal Art

Lauren van Helmond

Lauren van Helmond was born in North Staffordshire. She studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University and then Illustration at Glyndwr University. Over the last decade Lauren has combined a background in Fine Art with Design Crafts and Illustration, to refine her artistic skills.  

The creation of intricate depictions of British life showcases this multi disciplinary experience, resulting in fanciful characters created in wire, pegs, washers, old biscuit tins and found objects.

Focusing on British past times including gardening, drinking tea, day trips and hobbies, Lauren creates narrative worlds, which present the audience with a humorous view point.  Minuscule objects are fabricated by cutting, folding and soldering tin and wire. These hand painted objects are assembled and displayed within the confines of either a box frame or glass dome.