Originally from the Central Coast, NSW, Helen Holmes is a contemporary abstract artist who has called the Gold Coast home for over 20 years. Helen is a vehicle spray painter by trade. As result, her love of colour was enhanced by the many hours spent mixing paints and colour matching, and has carried itself over to her artwork.

Her paintings are vibrant acrylics and charcoal on board or canvas. Her work is sassy and fun with lots of energy. Helen was recently awarded first prize at The Trinity Lutheran College Annual Art and Craft Awards.


Cert IV in workplace assessment and training-Southport Gold Coast
Cert IV vehicle painting-Ultimo Sydney
1984-88 Vehicle Painting Apprenticeship
1984-89 Ultimo TAFE College, Sydney
1989-95 Dux Lighting Currumbin -Industrial Spray painting


2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2017 ‘Knock Knock’ Who’s There?, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD
2016 Happy Group exhibition, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, QLD
2015 PAIN/TING – An International Group Show About Pain – Hosted by 19 Karen at Open Walls Gallery, Berlin GERMANY
2015 Red Expressionism Group Show with 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Sofitel Gold Coast Hotel, Broadbeach QLD
2015 Keeping Good Company – Solo Show, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach QLD
2010 Cafe D’ Bar, Point Danger, Rainbow Bay, NSW
2009 Gallery 84, Bundall, Gold Coast QLD
2009 Art Room Culture, Southport, Gold Coast QLD


2013 First Prize, Trinity Lutheran College Art Exhibition, Gold Coast, QLD
2012 Radfly Art Awards, Yhes House Southport, Gold Coast, QLD
2011 Finalist -Prometheus Art awards, All Saints Christian College, Gold Coast QLD
2009 Border Art prize-Gold Coast Art Centre


2002 Rawstore Womens Diary


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