Helen Merrigan Colfer is a native of Co. Wexford, Ireland. She is a qualified professional fine artist who works from her studio in Churchtown, Hook Head, Co. Wexford.
Helen's painted figure studies explore inner structures & their relationship to the outer layer of the body. Helen’s more recent work is sculptural and seeks to engage with the coastal shoreline of the Hook promontory which provides both inspiration and artist’s material. Helen’s work also explores themes of belonging, separation, travel and being uprooted, which are informed by historical and contemporary emigration – as seen in her “Journeymen” and “Tree Horse” series of sculptures. Her present work is influenced strongly by her coastal surroundings & the patterns & textures found in nature.
Helen signs her work with the initials HMC