Brought up in England, Helen Tabor spent several years teaching in the Himalayas before settling with her family in Scotland in 1995.
Her paintings are inspired by her surroundings, in particular the Scottish Borders countryside and the seascapes of south-west Scotland.
She often begins with a background of collage, to create a textured, patterned effect, on which she builds her painting in oils. Her use of medium is expressive in style, so that the subjects are to some extent secondary to the movement of paint and use of colour. While this gives an energy to her paintings, they also convey a feeling of calmness and simplicity, evoking the gentle ebb and flow of tides and the steady passing of seasons.
Helen is an unusually prolific painter, exhibiting widely and to great acclaim in the U.K.