Artist's Palette

The Fruits of Our Labours

During her primary school years, art was Helene Wild’s favourite subject. In those days, State schools had no designated ‘art rooms’, but thankfully one of her teachers took art seriously. Art classes were a highlight for Helene. She also enjoyed health, nature study, geography and history studies – especially because the students were encouraged to illustrate their lessons. This talented lady has been drawing and painting ever since she could hold a pencil. She claims that her career as a natural history artist began in grade four at primary school when she was inspired by her nature study classes – and she could hardly wait to get home and illustrate her work book with images of whatever had been taught that day.

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