Helen Thompson

I’m a visual artist based in Lancaster. I studied BA(Hons) Art at Lancaster University and since returning to my art in recent years I’ve worked hard to push the boundaries of my practice.

My artwork is inspired by natural forms and movement. My background in elite gymnastics has influencing my fascination in the human form and the way the body moves. I enjoy experimenting with different materials, methods, and techniques; working across multiple media including drawing, painting, and video art.

In early 2022 I was awarded Arts Council England funding for my ‘Development Your Creative Practice’ project, titled ProPriOception, that will explore acrobatic movement through drawing.

At the age of 39 I was diagnosed with Autism & ADHD. Finding out that I’m neurodivergent has led to a deeper self-understanding and increased self-acceptance. It has also given me greater awareness of the barriers I face, prompting me to seek the support I need to help me reach my artist potential.