About Helen

 

Helen grew up in Australia. Her art was influenced from an early age by her Russian background. One of Helen’s favourite artists was Ivan Shishkin, a landscape painter who was notable for his depictions of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds. Another influence on Helen’s work was the artist Ivan Bilibin who was a Russian illustrator, inspired by Slavic mythology, Russian folklore and fairy tales. He was brought to Helen’s attention at an early age by her first teacher, a Russian artist, who also encouraged her to travel and see the world.

Helen studied art and illustration at East Sydney Technical College, but later switched to photography completing the first three year photographic course at Ultimo T.A.F.E. after being introduced to this medium and falling in love with it. Later Helen also completed the Fine Art Certificate at Gymea T.A.F.E. then worked for a number of years in various studios as a photographer and printer including T.A.F.E where she worked with various teachers on photographic assignments.

Overview

  • Has participated in many high profile group exhibitions notably the Maritime Museum
  • Has completed three highly successful solo exhibitions
  • Has donated paintings to various groups to raise money for worthy causes
  • Has been on the committee as secretary for St George Art Society
  • Has won various awards
  • Has paintings in both private and overseas collections
  • Has travelled extensively both here in Australia and around the world
  • Preferred medium is watercolour but also works in acrylic, pastel, oil and encaustic
  • Has completed repeat commissions by satisfied clients
  • Newspaper articles for two solo shows in newspaper The Leader
  • Interviews with SBS radio in the Russian language and Macarthur Community 2MCR-FM station
  • Has one son and two grandchildren

CONTACT DETAILS:

Email:              helendubrovich@bigpond.com

Mobile:             0428 617 146

Website:          www.helendubrovichart.com

Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/helen.dubrovich

Instagram:       https://www.Instagram.com/helendubrovich

Award Winnings

2019 - 29th ‘Art of Sydney' Awards

Winner for Water Medium at 29th ‘Art of Sydney’ Awards Exhibition at the Australia National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Title: “Still Life with Camellias”

2016 Oatley 101 Society of Artists Inc.

17th Annual Members Exhibition First Prize Winner for Watercolour, Acrylic, Ink painted as Watercolour or with Watercolour 

Title: “My Balcony”
Medium: Watercolour on yupo paper
Size: 52cm x 66cm

2015 Art On Board ArtSHINE Gallery

Honourable Mention Prize

Title: “Honey Bee’s”
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 30 cm x 30 cm Wood Panel Board

2015 - Sydney Royal Easter Show

Finalist

Category: Watercolour
Title: “Welcome to the World”
Medium: Watercolour 
Size: 82 cm x 66cm

2014 - Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

Finalist

Category: Wax
Title: The Diver
Medium: Encaustic / Wax

2014 - Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

Finalist – Watercolour

Category: Watercolour
Title: “Still Life with Poppies”
Medium: Watercolour

2014 - Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

Finalist – Watercolour

Category: Watercolour
Title: “Still Life with Pears”
Medium: Watercolour

2014 - Continuum Art Society

Second Prize

Category: Pastel
Title: The Carpet Weavers
Size: 91 cm x 71 cm

2014 - Drummoyne Art Society

Finalist & Drummoyne Art Society 2014 President’s Choice

Category: Watercolour
Title: “Welcome to the World”
Medium: WatercolourSize 82 cm x 66cm

2014 - St George Art Society 70th Annual Awards

Highly Commended

Category:  Watercolour
Title: “Morning Tea Time”
Medium: Watercolour
Size: 40 cm x 30cm

2014 - Maritime Museum

Finalist

Category: Pastel
Title:  “Good Morning”
Medium: Pastel
Size 30 cm x 40 cm

2013 - Maritime Museum

Finalist

Category: Pastel
Title: “ Running Late”  
Size 40 cm x 60 cm 

2013 - St George Art Society

People’s Choice July

Category: Watercolour
Title: “In My Garden”
Size 57 cm x 54 cm

2013 - St George Art Society

People’s Choice March

Category: Pastel
Title: “The Carpet Weavers”
Size: 91 cm x 71cm framed under glass

2013 - St George Art Society

Artwork of the Month October

Category: Acrylic
Title: “Flight”
Size 76 cm x 76 cm

2012 - Sutherland Shire Art Society 39th Annual Art Exhibition

Second Prize

Category: Mixed Media
Title: Time Out
Size 61 cm x 91cm

2010 - Sutherland Shire Art Society 37th

Highly Commended

Category: Oil, Landscape Annual Open Art Exhibition
Title: “Yowie Bay”
Size  40cm x 60cm

2008 - Sutherland Shire Council 33rd

First Prize

Category: Oil
Festival of Arts and Crafts

2008 - Sutherland Shire Art Society 35th

Highly Commended

Category: Oil, Landscape
Annual Art Exhibition – Landscape