Perhaps best of all I liked Helen Lee, whose pictures of strange and slightly grotesque people carrying a television set through the streets, taking tea at Fortnum's or selling a watermelon have a wholly personal quirkiness which is very beguiling
Helen Lee trained at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art.
Exhibited in public and private collections worldwide, she has won several prestigious prizes including a John Moores Painting Prize in 1976. More recently her painting The Birthday Party was selected and sold at auction on the BBC2 TV programme Show Me The Monet.
Her art is featured on book covers and as part of shop window displays, winning the Best Independent Bookshop Window Display 2008 and the Wellcome Trust Curious Window 2014 runner-up awards.
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Helen Lee is a resourceful painter whose work hovers close to caricature but has a weight and presence that the term might not fully convey
Her flair for composition and her quasi-naive treatment of the human figure which communicates feeling so directly, continue to give pleasure and delight