Helen dooley

Helen dooley

Steneby, ED, Dalsland, Sweden

About Helen dooley

The patterns and rhythms of time. Its cyclical repetitions are observed from ones particular position on the planet. Wherever or whoever you are, you are the pivot of that motion.

Using the suns passage through the extreme shifts of the year, the actual heat of the sun or the visual translation of scientific experiments and observations that prove the Earth’s rotation. I construct my encaustic paintings by collecting pure beeswax, some natural pigments and wood ash from the Swedish forest to give a deep connection to the place and time I am lucky enough to call safe and home.


Goldsmiths College, University of London. First Class BA degree in Textiles. 1988-91.
Ravensbourne College 1987-1988
Salisbury College of Art 1985-1987


Solo Exhibitions
2016-'The turning of the year' Färgelanda Konsthall, Sweden.
2015-Hera Galleri, Stockholm.
2012 -'Miljo' -Trans Galleri, Not Quite, Fengerfors,Sweden.

Group Exhibitions
2018-´Natur´Linköpings Konsthall, Sweden.
2017-'Natur' Dalslands Konstmuseum, Sweden.
2016- 'Sweden, Denmark and England'- Hera Galleri ,Stockholm.
2015 'Dalsland far norrut'-Rackstad Museet, Arvika, Sweden. 80 years jubilee.
2015 'Sommar'-group show Hera Galleri, Stockholm.
2014 20-14 Group show Not Quite, Fengerfors, Sweden.
2014 'Passion' 2 man show, Hera Galleri, Stockholm.
2013 'Summertime' - Hera gallery, Stockholm.
2012 'Midwinter' -Hera Galleri, Stockholm
2012 Open Studio- Konstvandring, Dalsland,Sweden.
2011 Mini Utstallning- Dalsland Konst Museum, Sweden.
2012-2017 Steneby Konsthall, Summer Group exhibition, Dalsland, Sweden.

2011/2012/2013/2014- Group Exhibtion-Steneby Konsthall, Sweden.
1991 ''Can I have one too' , Bridge st Gallery,London.

1991 Princes Trust Scholarship
1990 British Council Scholarship

2011 -Member of Swedish art group Dalsland Konstnarsforbund and Dalsland Konstvandring, an open studio group.
2013-Member of Art collective 'Not Quite' Fengerfors ,Sweden.

Work sold to Swedish Governemnt Art Collection in Stockholmsläns landsting, Sörmlands landsting and Värmlands landsting, Sverige.
Work sold in Europe, USA and New Zealand.
Work published in Elle Decoration, Sweden. July 2015.