The gallery prides itself as being accessible to all. We love to meet and chat with our clients and create a warm inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy art.
Co-owner/founder/director of TATHA, was born in Lancaster in 1976 and grew up in the foothills of the Lake District. She came to Dundee to study a Fine Art Painting degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1995 alongside such contemporaries as Paul Reid and Delia Baillie. She was heavily influenced by the artistic and critical virtues of her tutors, some of the major Scottish/Dundee figures, such as Derrick Guild, Ronnie Forbes, Alan Robb, Will Maclean and Arthur Watson. She later went on to further her research in Fine Art by completing a Masters Degree in 2001.
Coming from a family of artists and art collectors she is drawn back to art repeatedly, even in the midst of her own studies she seeks the solace of her peers work. Her studio is as much library as a space for her easel. Reference books of artists are thumbed and devoured intermittently like some ever-hungry herbivore. Her areas of interest come naturally to her as if she knows instinctively the work in front of her. She seeks quality in her selections and curations and it is this that acts as her guiding principle. Able to appreciate many different genres of work she has the uncanny ability of being able to free the paint from any canvas and immerse her companions in the work.
Helen continues to push the boudaries of her own work. Her abstract landscape paintings are shown regularly in Tatha Gallery alongside her contemporaries as well as in many other galleries in the UK. Her work is in private collections worldwide.
More information about Helen and her work can be seen here.
Co-owner/director of TATHA- following on from a thirty year career in financial services it was time for a much needed change in direction. As a skilled communicator with strong business acumen she gained knowledge of many key aspects of business along with a unique understanding of people through project management and a cultural change programme. Passionate about art and appreciating the power it brings to both physical and mental wellbeing of all, her love of connecting with people and of making a difference were all a perfect combination to joining the gallery.
When not devouring the many different aspects of art and the gallery she is happiest when spending time outdoor connecting with nature.