Unskilled Worker

I'm revisiting the work of British painter Helen Downie . . . because her work is that good. You might remember the series of mystic illustrations that were commissioned by Gucci's Alessandro Michele back in 2017. Since then, the self-taught artist continues to produce vibrant, yet dark and enigmatic, portraits for other fashion labels, photographers and galleries. I also recently learned that Helen didn't start painting until the age of 48, on a total whim - hence her moniker, Unskilled Worker. It's never too late to manifest your passion, friends. Helen Downie is the perfect example of that.

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  1. Buffy the hippie wrote:

    Can you buy HelenDowine prints. I am 69 and I am just starting to encourage my creative side. Would love to know how she started.

    11.14.19
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  2. cv wrote:

    I followed Unskilled Worker from the beginning but stopped when all she did was sponsored by Gucci…It became to much of the same for me.

    12.11.19
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