Hello! Welcome to my website. I’m Helen Thompson.

I’m a visual artist based in Lancaster. My personal art practice explores themes of mental health, embodied trauma, and movement. I work across multiple disciplines including drawing, painting and collage. 

I Studied BA(hons) Art: Practice & Theory at Lancaster University. In 2022-23 I completed an ACE funded DYCP project titled ProPriOception. This project explored my lived experience within the world of elite gymnastics, drawing upon my understanding of acrobatic movement, and looking at the juxtaposition between the beauty of performance, and the impact that the training regime and intensely competitive environments can have on a young persons mental health and wellbeing.

In 2023/24 I completed the Outside In Step Up Leading Workshops online course, and participated in a 6 month Peer to Peer Professional Development programme with Arts & Health Hub. I currently am collaborating on ACE-funded Express Art led by Tanya Raabe-Webber.

As a freelance artist I deliver workshops in Lancaster at King Street Arts (CIC) and at The Centre @ Halton. I’m currently course assistant on the Leading Workshops programme in Blackpool for Outside In (NW Hub), and I have recently been appointed as lead artist on the Towpath Trail project with Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership. 

👉 Visit my project page for further details about past & present projects, exhibitions and events
👉 View my work on my portfolio
👉 Book a place on a current & upcoming workshop