This 50 cm square cushion features Helen's original, large-scale floral print. Blue Cosmos design in all its luxe velvety goodness.
Blue Cosmos takes its inspiration from the leading designer of the arts and crafts movement, William Morris. Featuring the inky blues of the cosmos flower, it also references the Delft Blue pottery from The Netherlands.
Premium Silk Velvet with beautiful slate velvet backing.
50cm x 50cm
Made in New Zealand
Design & Artwork Helen Bankers
These pieces are all limited editions of 100.
All fabric printed in Australia, to the highest ecological process standard. Bespoke and Artisan. Supply Chain is known, this product has been consciously and responsibly made.
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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.
For art work leasing, please contact www.artassociates.co.nz
Available for private commissions – please enquire email@example.com
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