Helen Ansell Fine Art Print – Different Kind of Desert is now available as a high-quality print. It uses smooth Fine Art paper and archival ink to achieve lasting and beautiful results. The print will last for over 200 years if kept under glass and away from direct sunlight. Including the white border, the print measures 40 x 40cm while the actual image measures 30 x 30cm.
About the Print
Most of Western Australia is officially desert, receiving less than 25cm of sporadic rainfall annually. Deserts are usually arid, with sparse or no vegetation. But Helen Ansell grew up in a ‘Different Kind of Desert’. right out in the middle of WA where flora grows in amazing amounts and diversity. Acacias thrive, as do Eucalypts and Hakeas. And there can be a profusion of wildflowers, including Sturt Desert Peas and many varieties of Daisies. The flora has adapted various means to cope with its harsh environment. And when rain comes it burst forth in colour, as encapsulated in this painting.
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About the Artist
Helen Ansell is a regional Western Australian artist. Her vibrant paintings capture the spirit of native Western Australian flora and fauna. Helen grew up in Ululla, a remote Aboriginal community in central WA and has strong ties to the indigenous communities there. Helen now lives in Mulluwa, the centre of WA’s wildflower country, where she is inspired by the wild desert landscape. Her passion for supporting regional communities has seen her take part in large-scale public art projects in and around her town.
“I often get asked about the use of dots in my artwork and whether I have an Indigenous background. I grew up in an Aboriginal community which has had a huge influence on my art. I have the full support of my home community in Wiluna for my artistic pursuits as well as formal letters of support from recognised Aboriginal Elders in the Midwest. I only ever use dots in a purely decorative sense with birds and flowers and never paint Aboriginal Symbols, dreamtime stories, law business or any other symbolism.” Helen Ansell