Artist Information for Helena Scheffer

Working with colour and texture is what drives my creative process. In my latest series of abstracts called “Colour Explosions,” I sift through piles of fabric that act as my palette, carefully snipping off just the right piece. I dye, paint, stamp and print many of the fabrics myself, revelling in the serendipity of creating never-to-be-repeated hues and patterns on vintage and other textiles. The intricate machine stitching adds another layer of complexity to each textile piece. I mount each quilt on canvas, which I paint with acrylics to allow the colours to flow out of the stitching and onto the support. My inspiration comes from nature, life events, and colour itself.

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Summer Greens

Summer Greens24" x 20"  


Chameleon48" x 36"  

Green Tea

Green Tea55" x 45"  

Eclat de Joie

Eclat de Joie36" x 24"  

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion75" x 55"