Wendy Helliwell is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Edinburgh. Predominately self-taught, Wendy advanced to complete two mixed-media courses at Edinburgh College of Art in 2013.
She grew up in the 80’s surrounded by Fashion, Pop Culture, Advertising and the growing visual media (Vogue,The Face, I.D, MTV and Cosmopolitan) where many continue to influence her work to this day. Her continued love of fashion, style and identity, yet remaining sustainable in her approach sees her mixing traditional materials with unconventional inclusive of glossy magazines, make-up, nail polish, old clothing and other throw-away effects in her fusion of painting and collage-based compositions.
Wendy aims to represent the modern consumer landscape with a combination of celebration and critique by disassembling and reconstructing the cultural symbols, motifs and paradigms of the past and present. This results in colourful, tactile, eye-catching works often depicting an unplanned narrative and frequently presenting themselves in 3D form for maximum impact.
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