Roomie Blog - Helen Bankers X Back to the Wall

Roomie Blog - Helen Bankers X Back to the Wall

March 28, 2017

ROOMIE is headed by designer Tina Stephen. With ten years experience in the design industry and a rich background of residential and commercial projects, Tina is passionate about creating unique, beautiful spaces, with a clear eye on budget, and two feet firmly on the ground. Roomie recently mentioned Helen's Back to the Wall collaboration and had this to say:
"You may have come across Helen Banker’s work recently on the cover of Your Home and Garden magazine featuring her botanical collaboration with NZ wallpaper company Back to the Wall. We love seeing collaboration’s by companies which support local creatives, so we caught up with Helen to see what makes her tick." Read more at ROOMIE


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Auckland-based artist Helen Bankers has always been attracted to the natural world. Her work has taken her around the world for a myriad of publications and brands, but when she’s not on assignment Helen loves exploring the creative side of photography.

“Throughout my career I’ve learnt a lot about the importance of leading a balanced life,” says Helen. “I realised that I have an overwhelming desire to produce a more artistic and illustrative side of work.”

Outside of her magazine and commercial projects, Helen can be found in her home studio creating work that celebrates the natural world. She has a sharp eye for detail and particularly likes working with flora and fauna.

“I’m inspired by the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, and Australian florists such as Saskia Havekes at Grandiflora. I enjoy looking at the fine form and intricacy of flowers and plants,” says Helen, who lives with her engineer husband Dan and daughter Isla, in the eastern suburbs. 

“From that passion grew a series with a focus on botanical studies.”

The abstract images, which often combine close-up detail, colour and texture, form the basis of Helen’s Limited Edition Fine Art Prints collection. 

As well as having a passion for photographing nature, Helen has a talent for interiors and portrait photography. “I have a love for people and interiors,” she says. “I love telling the story of someone’s life journey through their homes and how their homes reflect the lifestyle they lead,” she says.

*From my experience shooting interiors, I’ve been inspired to create a range of botanical images that people can enjoy in and around the home.”

Helen’s Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are available on this site.

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