In the Eye of the Beholder Exhibition

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Trinity House are excited to announce that we will be holding a Neil Helyard exhibition in our Broadway gallery this Autumn. Neil is an incredibly talented artist who only last year was awarded the ‘Love and Legacy Prize’ by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Preview date:
Friday, 18 September 2015

Exhibition dates:
Friday, 18 September 2015  -  Sunday, 25 October 2015

Neil Helyard is a talented draughtsman, whose work focusses on portraiture and the human and living form. Born in Beverley, East Yorkshire in 1951, Neil Helyard always had a passion for art.

Whilst working as an art tutor and mentor, and drawing on influences from Auerbach, Egon Schiele and the Italian Renaissance period, Neil pursued this passion, establishing himself for his variety of portrait styles and for executing his work in both a classical and contemporary manner whilst working in varying mediums. This varying style and medium, together with Neil’s use of colour, creates a dramatic, exciting and unexpected effect.

“I need to satisfy my own creativity. A lot of artists only paint in one style, however for me, my style, whether it be classical, contemporary or expressive, depends very much on how I feel” - Neil Helyard.

Initially exhibiting in private galleries, Neil quickly progressed to exhibit in numerous prestigious exhibitions held at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, winning the Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing in 2009, followed by The Love and Legacy Award in 2014. In 2005 Neil was part of The Garrick/Milne Award. His work has also been exhibited at The Royal Watercolour Society; The Pastel Society; The Garrick/Milne 2005 and Leeds City Art Gallery to name a few and it is now sold exclusively through Trinity House.

In his finished works, Neil succeeds to reveal the beauty in everyday life, celebrating his subjects in his own distinctive style. We hope that you will able to join us and Neil himself, in Broadway for a glass of champagne, on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September.

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact Beth in the Broadway gallery on 01386 859 329 or by emailing

Posted on: 11th Sep 2015 20:49:43 by Admin

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