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Helen Acklam

Helen Acklam

Helen Acklam is an artist living and working from south-west Scotland. In 2012 she graduated with a degree in Drawing from the University of Cumbria. Inspired by the Scottish Highlands and islands, she uses a variety of media to convey her interest in this breath-taking landscape.

The main subjects in her latest collection of works are the cottages, bothies and shielings from the Isle of Lewis and the Outer Hebrides. Many of these structures that lie derelict in isolated areas were once home to the previous generations of islanders. Her work celebrates the beauty of these historic constructions bringing life back to them.

Her mixed media work is developed using a blend of different relevant materials and textures, for instance, the use of sand from Luskentyre beach brings a sense of belonging and adds authenticity to the work, combined with acrylic paint, ink, gouache and graphite, to achieve the desired topography.

Old local spiritual books are introduced in the form of collage, to represent the faith and beliefs observed in the communities in the isles, alongside handmade paper and corrugated cardboard, adding substance to the atmospheric depictions.

With the combination of all the various significant and symbolic elements, Helen succeeds to beautifully breathe new life into these often deserted and derelict places.

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Aignis

Aignis

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£395

Arnol

Arnol

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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Borgh

Borgh

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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Borghastan

Borghastan

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£275

By Adabroc

By Adabroc

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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By Breasclete

By Breasclete

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£365

By the Callanish Stones 2

By the Callanish Stones 2

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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Finsbay

Finsbay

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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Grey Cottage

Grey Cottage

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£395

Habost

Habost

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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Labost

Labost

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£345

Lionel

Lionel

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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Lower Shader

Lower Shader

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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Near Eurodale

Near Eurodale

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£385

Red Roof

Red Roof

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£425

Siabost

Siabost

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£595

Stumore, North Uist

Stumore, North Uist

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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Swanbost

Swanbost

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

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