Helena Lillywhite England, b. 1970

Lillywhite’s practice is informed by life and nature, through the use of light and shadows, her process involves the break down and simplification of forms, by a creating aesthetically considered structures and shapes. Starting from a point of likeness, her work at times evolves into an abstract nature. Lillywhite draws on her experience as a graphic designer as a starting point for many of works, using digital flat plains that are then assembled into a 3D structure. 

I like to portray a sense of emotion within my work, I find horses and figures are the best way for me to show this and often use these as my subject. I am strongly drawn to the contrasts of light and shade and like to experiment with this in my work with the use of contrasting planes, abstractions and negative spaces.