Ronald Hellen

My paintings are essentially about place and trying to capture the atmosphere peculiar to particular buildings, scenes or locations.  I like to depict follies, obelisks, ornamental parks and beach architecture; any of those structures that seem at odds with their surroundings.  Although I think people in landscapes important it is the buildings or places that are dominant and are the main focus of interest.

I have always been drawn to coastal locations for my subjects to paint and I am sure this is due to both the atmosphere and the great number of unusual and often quirky buildings and locations to be found there. This distinctive coastal charm has developed because for many people the seaside is seen as a place of recreation and pleasure as opposed to that of work and industry.

I admire and have been influenced by a number of artists – Christopher Wood, Edward Bawden and John Piper.  But if I had to choose one artist whose work has been a constant source of pleasure and whose ideas and choice of subject matter appeals to me most it would be Paul Nash.

My artistic education began when I started a Diploma in Art and Design course at Maidstone Art College. I successfully gained entry to the Royal Academy Schools where I went on to study painting for a further three years and gained my Postgraduate Certificate of the Royal Academy Schools.

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New Winchelsea Road and Martello Tower, Acrylic on board, 51x67cm inc. frame - £500

New Winchelsea Road and Martello Tower, Acrylic on board, 51x67cm inc. frame - £500

Derek Jarman in his Garden at Dungeness, Acrylic on canvas, 66x85cm inc. frame - £1,500

Derek Jarman in his Garden at Dungeness, Acrylic on canvas, 66x85cm inc. frame - £1,500

Allotments, Late Summer, Winchelsea, Acrylic on board, 66.5x87.5cm inc. frame - £825

Allotments, Late Summer, Winchelsea, Acrylic on board, 66.5x87.5cm inc. frame - £825

Leaving Harbour, Acrylic on board, 58x67.5cm inc. frame - £700

Leaving Harbour, Acrylic on board, 58x67.5cm inc. frame - £700

The Long Man of Wilmington, Acrylic on board, 65x90cm inc. frame - £800

The Long Man of Wilmington, Acrylic on board, 65x90cm inc. frame - £800

Sailing Club at Bexhill, Watercolour, 40.5x50.5cm inc. frame - £250

Sailing Club at Bexhill, Watercolour, 40.5x50.5cm inc. frame - £250

Costal Sailing Club, Bexhill, Acrylic on board, 36x65cm inc. frame - £400

Costal Sailing Club, Bexhill, Acrylic on board, 36x65cm inc. frame - £400

View Towards Udimore, Watercolour, 53.5x71cm inc. frame - £425

View Towards Udimore, Watercolour, 53.5x71cm inc. frame - £425

Flags on the Foreshore, Rye Harbour, Oil on canvas, 82.5x67cm inc. frame - £975

Flags on the Foreshore, Rye Harbour, Oil on canvas, 82.5x67cm inc. frame - £975

Sailing Boats at Bexhill, Acrylic on canvas, 67x87cm inc. frame - £875

Sailing Boats at Bexhill, Acrylic on canvas, 67x87cm inc. frame - £875

Breezy Day at the Long Man of Wilmington, Oil on board, 39x52cm inc. frame - £350

Breezy Day at the Long Man of Wilmington, Oil on board, 39x52cm inc. frame - £350