Helen Fay studied BA(Hons) Fine Art Printmaking at Sunderland University, followed by an MA at The Royal College of Art in Natural History Illustration. Now based in Glasgow, her work is in demand with collectors all over the world. Normally very small editions, Helens etchings go beyond the realms of Natural History Illustration.
The composition, scale, skill and beauty of her work pushes them beyond any classification of etchings or natural history subjects and they stand as a significant fine art statement which appeal to a wide range of collectors. Monochromatic, moody, sometimes densely worked, they capture the magnificence of the natural world in a timeless yet contemporary way.
Helen Fay's many awards and exhibitions are a testament to her unique approach and talent.
In 1992 she won the Sheila Robinson Memorial Prize for drawing at the RCA; a travel scholarship to India in 1994 from the Northern Arts Travel Award.
Helen's many selected exhibitions include a 2 person show at The House for an Art Lover, Glasgow; National Print Exhibition at The Mall Galleries; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Christmas Exhibition; Royal Birmingham Society of Artists National Print Exhibition. Helen's work is much in demand through a selected range of UK galleries.