HOLDING ON TO THE VISION
When she was a child, all Helen Dynes wanted to be was an artist. “Art was always my passion,” she says, “there was never any other consideration.” Born in Ireland and completing her higher education in England where studied Graphic Design to Masters Level, this Napier-based artist and tutor took the long route to fulfill her inner passion.
I was one of four daughters and we lived in semi rural Ireland, in picturesque countryside. I remember a couple of faded prints on our living room wall. They were of ballet dancers, and I used to gaze at them and wonder at the delicate tutus and gracious poses. I spent hours drawing dancers. My favourite birthday or Christmas gift would be colouring books, crayons and paints.