Helena Verhaaren

Helena Verhaaren is a New Zealand based artist whose joyful works in vibrant pastel capture the kiwi summer

Born in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Verhaaren is a predominantly self-taught artist currently working with oil pastel and gouache on paper and acrylic on canvas.

She works still life into landscapes, enjoying the vibrancy and immediacy of oil pastels and creates colourful intensity in acrylics as well.

Verhaaren’s inspiration first came from her travelling experiences in Southern Europe where the unchanged country life, people, fishing villages and markets provided a wealth of material. She relishes capturing the colour and natural beauty of New Zealand. She loves the vivid coastal contrasts of the bush landscape and colourful seas of both Islands.

Parnell Gallery Auckland Artwork for sale Summer Camping Helena Verhaaren