Teacher Directory: Helen Allen BA, PGCert Ed, FLS


Helen trained as a textile designer and continued her education, training as a teacher at Homerton College, She gained the prestigious Diploma in Botanical Painting and Illustration at the English Gardening School, in the Chelsea Physic Garden,London, under the tutelage of Ann-Marie Evans. After a number of years painting and exhibiting Helen taught botanical design and illustrion, becoming Course Director at the English Gardening School in 2005. Helen is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, a Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society and member of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and in many private collections. Her work has also been accepted for inclusion in a Florilegium of the plants in the gardens at Highgrove. EXHIBITIONS Ebury Galleries, London 1998,1999,2001,2003 Ursus Gallery, New York, 2000 The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, USA (Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society Exhibit) Xth International Exhibition, the Hunt Institute Hortus, London 2002 National Botanic Garden for Wales 2004, 2006, 2007 Mall Galleries – Chelsea Botanical Artists 2005 Chelsea Physic Garden – The Apothecaries Garden 2005 Helen teaches at her studio in Ham. ham is well situated for visits to Kew, Hampton Court and other places of interest to the botanical artist. She is happy to welcome Overseas visitors for painting days and visits. 


Surrey England


Phone: 0044 208 940 8401 Email: helenballen@btopenworld.com


Graphite and Watercolor (Paper & Vellum)


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