I am an artist and art tutor, and share my passion for painting through my classes, demonstrations and plein-air workshops. I mainly paint in oils on canvas and, while I often work from photographs, I paint from direct observation whenever possible, either from still-life or outside to create a direct response to the subject. Many of my landscape paintings reflect my interest in the post-industrial architecture alongside the canal network running through London and the Midlands. My love of painting and drawing has been with me from childhood, when I found inspiration in the Cotswold landscape, and farm where I grew up. I have BA and MA degrees in Fine Art, and have gained increasing recognition for my paintings of urban and post-industrial landscapes. Please visit www.helentarr.co.uk to see more paintings and information about me and my art classes.