Helen Thompson

51 St Wilfrids Park, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6PN

[email protected]

07719 586005


Passionate visual Artist dedicated to fostering inclusivity and accessibility within the Arts. Proven ability to successfully deliver funded projects and lead workshops. Committed to creating socially engaged artwork that communicates the depths of the human condition and embodied experience.


BA (Hons) Art: Practice & Theory – Lancaster University • Lancaster UK • 2003

BTEC Foundation Studies in Art & Design – Bedford College • Bedfordshire UK • 1999

A-Levels: Art, Geography, Physical Education – Wrekin College • Shropshire UK • 1998

GCSEs: English Literature, English Language, Maths, Science, Geography, Art – Wrekin College • Shropshire UK • 1996



  • Behind the Mask – Haworth Gallery, Accrington
  • Silverdale & Arnside Art trail – Arnside Methodist Church, Arnside


  • ProPriOception, DYCP project solo exhibition – The Dukes, Lancaster


  • Art 250 – The Storey, Lancaster
  • Canvas – Tebbs Contemporary Art Gallery, London
  • Collaborative Sketchbook – online exhibition
  • Silverdale & Arnside Art trail – Arnside Methodist Church, Arnside


  • Worlds within Worlds – online exhibition
  • Shortlisted – VAA Open


  • Art 120 – King Street Studios, Lancaster
  • Milnthorpe Open Exhibition – St Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe, Cumbria
  • British Artists Exhibition – The Storey, Lancaster


2022 Arts Council England DYCP funding

2021 Creative Award from SANE charity

2020 Winner of NAS open Art competition



  • Towpath Trail mural commission & community workshops, Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership
  • Outside In, course assistant, Step Up Leading Workshops North West, Blackpool
  • Future Practices, collaborative artist on ACE funded project led by Tanya Raabe-Webber
  • Outside In, Train the Trainer course including L3 Education qualification and Safeguarding certification
  • Drawing Workshops for beginners, The Centre @ Halton, Lancaster
  • Watercolour workshops for beginners, King Street Arts, Lancaster


  • Pictorial Map commission, Halton Memorial Jubilee Garden, Lancaster
  • Arts & Health Hub, Professional Development workshops
  • OutsideIn, Step Up – Workshop Leadership online course


  • ProPriOception – Arts England Council funded creative development project
  • Art of Dying 2.0 – participating artist on project led by Poppy Nash
  • Delivery of ‘Introduction to Soft Pastels’ workshops at King Street Arts, Lancaster


  • Collaborative Sketchbooks – collaborative artist on ACE funded project led by Tanya Raabe-Webber
  • Pavement Art commission for Lancaster BID


  • Large exterior mural, Wagon & Horses Hotel and Restaurant, Lancaster
  • Window Art commissions for Lancaster BID
  • Shortlisted for BBC4’s Life Drawing Live Programme, including participation in shows rehearsal in London


Kings Street Arts • Lancaster

  • Assisting in organising and managing various events, including venue setup, exhibition curation and visitor engagement
  • Supporting marketing efforts through social media management and content creation, resulting in increased event attendance and community engagement

Lakesland Arts – Abbot Hall • Kendal

  • Assisting with invigilation of exhibitions and visitor engagement

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