Helen McInnis

Helen McInnis lives and works in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.

She paints in oils and, more recently, in acrylics. Her work ranges from small works on paper to larger paintings on canvas. McInnis studied Fine Art, Painting at RMIT in the early 1970s and left without graduating, then in the later 1980s studied art part-time at the Melbourne College of Advanced Education.

McInnis has painted all her life, while also doing other things, but in the last few years has focused on her art. She is interested in colour, the effects of layering, the illusion of light, tone, mark-making, mood and ‘poetics’. As a non-verbal art form she sees her painting as akin to music, especially jazz.

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Recent exhibitions include
solo
2021
 Boat Songs, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne; Variations, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne 2018 Heartlands: a Translation, Tacit Galleries  2017 Syncope, Soma, Melbourne 2010 How Long?, Ararat Regional Gallery 2006 Landscapes, Old MIll Gallery, Avoca

group
2020 Of Colour & Light; Westend Art Space, Melbourne; 20[2020], Tacit Galleries 2009 Reclaiming, Art Gallery of Ballarat