Smokey little town of Turangi

Smokey Little Town of Turangi- helenblairsart

Ive recently moved to Turangi and am enjoying the beautiful scenery here. The Tongariro river runs through which is a popular place for trout fishing, so Ive been out doors painting when the weathers good, and capturing some lovely scenes of fisherman, my husband being one of them. He hasn’t had any luck yet catching […]

Painting what you feel

Autumn mountains

Autumn is upon us, Ive been busy painting some Autumn scenes. All the colours inspire me with the different shades of oranges, yellows, ochres  , and theres the cooler tones, turquoise and purples to name a few. I find that as each season comes I tend to feel like painting it. But sometimes when I […]

A Mountain Treck

Fog Mist in the trees

Seen as I love mountains and trecking so much I decided to go on another one recently right after my trip from Europe. I was still recovering jet lag and a flue but I really need to get out into the wilderness again. My husband chose the walk, our two boys age 15 and 12 […]

June news


It sure has been a wet month but I have been busy working towards an exhibition for the spring. Ive also got  4 of my paintings sent off to Wellington for the NZ Artshow. The picture is of Mitre Peak and is one of the entries.   July  Im going to be working on some […]

Lots to do news

Mountain Lupins, helenblairsart

Well just realised I havent posted anything for a while, since last October. The start of the year has just flown by, life keeps getting busier I think. The last 3 months I have painted some works for an up and coming artshow, and have been selling lots too. I have been working on getting […]