Helen Mary MacDougall

Throughout the three years of this degree, I have realised there is a
thread running through my work, an interest in personal and cultural
memories and the past. I consider myself a painter, and this year I
have been using oil paints in a traditional manner, slowly building
layers of glazes. I enjoy painting people trying to convey stories,
relationships, and emotions through body language. Here, I have used
works from art history as the inspiration, borrowing the gravitas these
images possess. The figures are then reimagined into a new reality. To
make these paintings contemporary and confuse the realism, I have
superimposed a pattern that blurs the details with misty veiled areas
that push the figures into the background. These patterns have a
connection to everyday modern materials, a layer from the present
that obscures the figures from the past.

Helen has been awarded the University Prize for Fine Art. Awarded by the Art & Design Department to a student who has consistently produced work of a high standard.

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Helen has also received 'Commended' for for the Vice Chancellor's Choice Award for Fine Art 2021.

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Helen has been awarded the University Prize for Fine Art. Awarded by the Art & Design Department to a student who has consistently produced work of a high standard.

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