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Helen Dearnley

Fine Artist and Illustrator

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLincoln, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraduate Illustrator - Fine Artist - Curator


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About me

I graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2008 with an upper 2:1 Fine Art & Illustration. Inspired to become an artist partly due to A-ha's iconic Take On Me video, my degree show "The Unreal God And Aspects Of His Non-Existent Universe" conflated re-appropriated comic book imagery from the video with theories from Philip K Dick, Jean Baudrillard, and Borges. Since graduating, I have exhibited in Norway, Lincoln, London, Berlin, Nottingham, St. Louis, Italy, Brighton, and set up Lincoln Artists' Network. I continue to live and work in Lincoln, and am currently illustrating my first graphic novel, entitled "Cloudbusting", it documents experiences of a single parent graduating as the financial crisis occurred. For further information, please see my website.

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  • Illustration
  • Visual Art
  • Digital art
  • Animation
  • Comics
  • Graphic Novels
  • Art Curation
  • Contemporary art
  • Conceptual art
  • Band Art

Work history



Lina Nordmeer

Mar 2011 - Sep 2011
  • Lincoln, UK
  • Freelance
  • Commission for author Lina Nordmeer for "Move To Oslo". Illustrated the author with Morten Harket in the iconic sketchbook style of A-ha's Take On Me video.



Magne Furuholmen

Mar 2008 - Jun 2008
  • Freelance
  • Collaborated with artist and musician Magne Furuholmen for "Scrabble" exhibition, creating a hand crafted doll for installation in Kristiansand, Norway. Further information is on my website.



BA(Hons) Fine Art Illustration

University of Lincoln

Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
  • Lincoln, UK
  • Graduated with Upper 2:1 Fine Art and Illustration in 2008. Degree Show exhibition "This Is It" at the University of Lincoln, with installation entitled "The Unreal God And Aspects Of His Non-Existent Universe", and separate Illustration exhibition. Following graduation, selected illustration work exhibited at New Designers.