Dahlia Dream - Silk Velvet Cushion

Helen Bankers

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This 48 cm square cushion features Helen's original, large-scale floral print ‘Dahlia Dream - the light’ on a luxurious velvet fabric.  

Romantic Cafe au Lait Dahlias, surrounded by classic garden roses.  The colour palette are crushes of apricot, soft pinks and whites. 

Premium Silk Velvet with beautiful black velvet backing.
48cm x 48cm
Made in New Zealand
Design & Artwork Helen Bankers

These pieces are all limited editions - 20 only available 

My aim is create small run collectable pieces. Made to last and cherish over many years, beyond trends and fads, made ethically, and with conscious. 
Made in the antipodeas  - bespoke and artisan.


Care Instructions:  

82% rayon viscose
18% silk
Hand wash in cold water with mild detergent 
Do not soak. Do not bleach. 
Can be dry-cleaned
Tumble dry for best results
Warm iron on reverse

Some fading may occur over a period of time when exposed to direct sunlight



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About

 

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 helen@helenbankers.com

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