ARTIST

Helen Ward

Artist

Biography

Bristol based artist and designer Helen Ward originally studied Graphic Design at the UWE in 2001, before progressing towards a career making pop-up books while training as a traditional bookbinder.

Helen’s entomology artworks are made using paper cutouts that have been individually cut and pinned into place.She says she will never get bored of cutting the intricate pieces as the paper is all so beautiful. “I am just so happy to give it a new lease of life, rather than it all rotting away never to be seen again. I feel so fortunate to have such wonderful examples of traditional craftsmanship and it’s brilliant to be able to share them ­in this way.”

Alongside her artistic practice she designs stationery, gift-ware and children’s toys for major UK retailers. She regularly exhibits her Paper Entomology work internationally and in several galleries across the UK.