About Helen

Helen Dubrovich, born in Germany of Russian parents, came to Australia when she was three. When quite young Helen started to travel overseas and this influenced her work which is quite eclectic.

Helen has chosen to work in a variety of mediums with various subject matter, rather than sticking to the one genre as she felt staying with one type of subject and one medium would lead to boredom not only to herself but to her viewers.

Helen studied art at East Sydney Technical College as well as photography, then started a career in this medium after completing the Photography Cerificate at Ultimo T.A.F.E. She pursued her career in this medium but found little time to paint during this period.

Helen’s interest in art was reawakened again after travelling extensively overseas and she resumed painting realizing this was her true passion.

Further studies included certificates in art, ceramics and weaving at Gymea Technical College as well as numerous workshops in Australia and overseas.

Helen has always loved the Impressionists which influenced her style but has also been open to learning new techniques which she has incorporated into her art. Working in oils and watercolor, depicting various subjects, she then started to expand into acrylics and pastels. Her art has been shown at various exhibitions over the years and Helen continues to strive to bring variety to her work which encompasses images which are imaginative, at times romantic and colourful.

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
Price: $650.00

2015 Art On Board ArtSHINE Gallery

Honourable Mention Prize

Title: “Honey Bee’s”
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 30 cm x 30 cm Wood Panel Board
Price:  $375.00

2015 - Sydney Royal Easter Show

Finalist

Category: Watercolour
Title: “Welcome to the World”
Medium: Watercolour 
Size: 82 cm x 66cm
Pric:e $750.00  

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
Price $750.00

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
Price $550.00

2013 - Maritime Museum

Finalist

Category: Pastel
Title: “ Running Late”  
Size 40 cm x 60 cm 
Price $650.00

2013 - St George Art Society

People’s Choice July

Category: Watercolour
Title: “In My Garden”
Size 57 cm x 54 cm
Price: $180.00

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
Price $600.00  

2012 - Sutherland Shire Art Society 39th Annual Art Exhibition

Second Prize

Category: Mixed Media
Title: Time Out
Size 61 cm x 91cm
Price $200.00

2010 - Sutherland Shire Art Society 37th

Highly Commended

Category: Oil, Landscape Annual Open Art Exhibition
Title: “Yowie Bay”
Size  40cm x 60cm
Price $350.00

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