Chart, Helga ARWS

Elected to RSW 1996

Artists Statement

My watercolour work often draws on observationsmade in the natural world. I make sketchbook studies of animal and bird forms along with insect and plantlife. My intention is to use these forms in a number of compositional ways and their interpretation in the final painting may be wide and varied. This free approach to the work is also reflected in my use of water based mixed media along with watecolour.


Studied painting and drawing , Edinburgh College of Art, Post Graduate in Printmaking in Painting. Lecturer in Art and Design, Edinburgh's Telford College. Guset lecturer University of Edinburgh (Department of Education) and also The Friends of the RSA, and Embroiderers Guild of Great Britain.
Regular exhibitor with the RSA, RSW, VAS and RGI.
Elected Professional member of the RWS in 2006.


1999 - RSW Council Award
1999 - VAS Dorothy Duff Memorial Award
2004 - RWS 21st Century Watercolour Award
2007 - RSW Sir William Gillies Award
2009 - RSW Scottish Arts Club Award

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

The Bankside Gallery - London
The 'O' Gallery - Dundee
The Wren Gallery - Burford
Roger Billcliffe Gallery - Glasgow
The Kelly Gallery - Glasgow

Solo Exhibitions

The Cairns Gallery Peebles
The Scottish Arts Club

Public Collections

Edinburgh College of Art
The City of Edinburgh
Paintings in Hospitals (Scotland)
Royal Watercolour Society London
Scottish Arts Club

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