Helene Buttling is a British self taught artist working in Pastels and Acrylics. Equally at home with portraiture, interior studies and landscapes. She is fascinated, like many artists, by the light. It's this quality she brings to her paintings of landscapes and figures, an intensity of shadows. There is a stillness about her work, time paused, a moment trapped.
Born in Kenilworth, England, she worked in Graphic art and marketing near London in the1970's. Finding the world of commercial art too constraining she moved to South Wales to concentrate on portraits and the wild landscapes of the region. She now lives in South West France.
She has exhibited in international salons in Normandy, St. Petersburgh, Krakov, Warsaw, Italy and has had solo exhibitions in galeries in South West France and Paris.
1999 – Painting selected by the Bank Credit Agricole for the opening of their bank in Salgau, Germany.
2001 – 2003 – Three International exhibitions in Normandy with the French Pastel Association.
2002 – 2003 – Work selected by the European Arts Commission for an international exhibition in St. Petersburg at the Beaux Arts and in Italy.
2002 – Solo exhibition at the Chateau Talleyrand du Perigord, Charente, France.
2002-2003-2005-2006 – Exhibition “Dix” with work selected from 70 artists from all over France at the Chateau Talleyrand du Perigord in Chalais, Charente, France.
2004, 2005 et 2008 – International exhibition of Pastels in Poland, Krakow, Warsaw, Novi Sacz, organised by the Minister of Culture of Poland in association with the Malapolska Gallery.
2006 – Pastel Association of Perigord in Poland.
2007 – Solo Exhibition, Aubeterre sur Dronne, France.
2008 – Solo exhibition at La Galerie 4 Saisons, St. Aulaye , Dordogne, France.
2008 – Solo exhibition at La Galerie Mona Lisa, St. Germain des Près, Paris.
2009 – The Calder Gallery, Hebden Bridge, England.
2009 -- Malapolska Gallery, Poland and Rotterdam.
2009 – Monpazier, Dordogne.
2010 – Abbey de Fondouce, Near Saintes, South West France.
2010 – La Licorne, Lusignac, Dordorgne.
2011 – Abbaye Collegiale, 32nd Salon de Chartres.