Helen Burr Mural @ 114 Washington St

a painting of an elderly woman reading a book.
Photograph by Creative Collective


Organized by Beyond Walls

In studio she works with traditional techniques applying oil to canvas or linen with palate knife and brush, and watercolor or pencil to paper, whilst co-existing in the urban mural scene, wielding brush, roller and masonry paint to create larger than life works on wall. Through these varying mediums she explores and embraces paintings role and ability to sensitively discus current issues and events. Fueled by a visit to The Hayward Gallery in 2007 to see ‘The Painting of Modern Life’, her obsession with painting and photography and their relationship was formed. After receiving a first class Fine Art degree from Cardiff School of Art she went on to co-run a voluntary arts space / studios and gallery ’The Abacus’ in the center of Cardiff as well as the Street Art festival, ‘Empty Walls’ for two years, submerging herself in a creatively fueled environment, alongside maintaining her own practice.

In 2016 she decided to return focus solely to the development of her artistic practice, pulling together and refining her work on canvas and wall, which has seen her feature work in shows in Berlin, Sao Paulo and London as well as painting the inside walls of the Wales Millennium Centre to the streets of Brazil.

Description from Beyond Walls

Gallery below photographed by Creative Collective
a painting of an elderly woman reading a book.
a woman painting a wall with a paint roller.
a woman sitting on the ground next to a painting of an older woman.
a woman standing in front of a large painting.