Exhibition at Theatr Gwaun – Tuesday 2nd July to Monday 5th August 2024

Helen Elliott

Martha’s café/bar, together with our Box Office area, is now firmly established as a space for regular art exhibitions. This exciting initiative is providing local artists and photographers, whether well-known or still to be ‘discovered’, with an opportunity to show their work to the community.

Artists are selected and the exhibitions curated by our Trustee, Blanche Giacci in partnership with Fishguard Arts Society.
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Helen Elliott – Newcastle Emlyn, West Wales

Self taught and distinguished by intuitive use of colour, traditional concepts of perspective and scale are disregarded in my paintings; rather prominence is given to the colour, emotion, sensation or object of prevailing interest to me at the time.  I love colour, line and design and these elements take prominence in my paintings.

Influences include the Catalonian Fauvists of the 1930s and 40s and 20th century Scandinavian design.

I was asked to leave the art class at school, told I couldn’t draw and have received no formal art education. Despite this, painting remained my real passion and I sold my first picture at a local art show in 1998.  Since then I have been fortunate to have been working as an artist and selling my paintings around the world, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Wales, and the Museum of Naif Art, Paris.

I am an artist- educator with Golden Artists paints (USA) and Silver Brush Co (USA),   teach workshops and write for artists magazines and journals.

My studio and gallery in  Newcastle Emlyn, West Wales is open to visitors by appointment.




Since 1990, I have shown work in over 200 exhibitions.  Highlights include: 

Solo Show, Fountain Fine Art Llandeilo, 2012

Solo show at the International Museum of Naïve Art in Paris, 2012 

FIVAN, International Art shows in Poland and France, 2008-15 

Reading Contemporary  2016,  2017 

Solo Show, The Museum of Modern Art, Wales, 2018.

Solo Shows, King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, 2021, 2022

Bath Art Fair, 2018, 2022, 2023

Harrogate Art Fair 2023

Artist in Residence at  AiR Vallauris, Cannes, France, 2015 and International Festival of Naïve Art Loire, France, 2016

All Teachers…” series (Headline 2012);  Shann Jones’ scientific books for children (2016) “Paradise Found” John Milton (2018)


The Chuckling Goat Co.  Illustrations and product design, shortlisted Kappa UK Packaging awards 2016. 

Cnwc Crackers  packaging design, for BA’s upper class flight menu.


Artists & Illustrators Magazine; Psychologies Magazine; Leisure Painter Magazine; BBC News online; Artension Magazine (France); Leisure Painter Magazine, UK; Sky Landscape Artist (TV) 2017 & 18


Author ‘Creative Me – the joy of paint’ (Graffeg 2016)

Facilitator of art and creativity workshops,  online  mentoring,  school workshops, day workshops, art society demos and week-long retreats. 

Accredited Golden Artist’s paints as an Artist Educator.

Sponsored by Silver Brushes Inc. USA.

Director, Creative Me art and inspiration creative retreats.

Director, Artist Mentoring Programme online mentoring and support programme


Visit Carmarthenshire Wales Gold Award in 2018/19.