Welcome to the 2018  ImogenArt.co.uk website, by artist Helen Imogen.  He-Art.me is a label for a new iPad drawing style.

This website is a work in progress, and shows both digital art created on iPad and iPhone, and classical art in oils, acrylics and more – please browse through my pictures and come back for updates.


These 10 images were the core of my Open Studios show in 2017 (St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh). This is how they are when first produced. Considerable work is then done to get lovely prints from them (have a look here).

Call me direct to enquire about prints or commissions. Prices for prints from £10. 

Special one off edition. I have these pictures available printed on bamboo silk (by BeFabBeCreative in Edinburgh) and with a hand embroidered signature in gold thread, framed in white. Sold: King’s Theatre, Three Forth Bridges.

Want iPad live drawing lessons in Edinburgh?

Call for iPad or other drawing lessons. I’m self-taught and believe in the basics (anyone can draw, try using a grid. It’s the final image and colors that matter, not the relation to reality.)

Shopping – as well as selling to you direct, I also use Etsy for selling artwork, and
RedBubble for household items, gifts like travel mugs, scarves, cushions, T-shirts and iPad/iPhone cases – all delivered straight to you.

Please ask if you see something on my website that you would like to purchase and I’ll see that it is available for you in the form you require.


liveSketch on iPad 2010-18

LiveSketch =  iPad drawing where I am, standing in front of it  At events, this results in an atmospheric image. I have drawn festivals and landscapes, portraits and flowers. Places include Dundee, north Scotland and Edinburgh, various cities in Europe, places in Israel, India, the Maldives and some USA.

Today I’m providing iPad lessons as wanted (small group) drawing live in Edinburgh. Take a look at my iPad page.

I’m also producing real portraits, daring to put more than one person into a picture. Commissions have been taken and are welcome (limited to 6 per year).

Also, please sign up to my emailing list. As I’m working at the moment, these emails will be infrequent. But I’ll keep you posted with new artwork, novel additions to the website and any exhibitions or events that might interest you.

Helen Imogen

Moody sky with Sidlaw skyline at Macbeths castle with highland cattle
Highland cattle with a field of rape beneath the Dunsinnan hills featuring King’s Seat and Macbeth’s Castle

Helen Imogen
Artist Classical & Digital

Always drawing and painting, sewing, making. Horses were a big favourite and art my favourite subject. My fantasy bird painting in the Headmaster’s office  – Wiltshire in the 70s had art lessons in perspective and disappearing points. Oil painting was what I aspired to, as my Dad wouldn’t let me use his oil paints and they smelled amazing. So oil painting started in New York after starting work as a PhD Biochemist, on a protist causing African sleeping sickness. I started by copying a Degas onto a piece of Whatman 3MM filter paper (it’s like fine blotting paper) and then doing a water colour portrait of two young men, which was selected for the first juried show of the TriMedical centre in New York, and the picture got press attention.

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Imogen Kirknewton

Ceramicist and potter Irina, and painter Helen, and from time to time, others, combine their talents in producing new glazed and painted work for sale. Potter Around at Kirknewton is our host and studio, providing collaboration and inspiration, and lessons in pottery and firing!

2018 updates

The time of leisure is over. This artist is now doing iPad lessons HNC in Childhood practice, in preparation for out-of-school activities in South Edinburgh (Art and iPad art for teens and pre-teens) portrait commissions updating the website to make it a good place to buy gifts, cards and household items logos, business cards and …


Helen Imogen is a classical and digital  painter, working in oils, acrylics and on iPad, and specialising in portraits, pictures of flowers and buildings and realistic theatre set painting.

Previously in New York USA, London, Cambridge UK, she is now working in Edinburgh, Scotland, recently at Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret’s House, London Road, EH7 6AE and now working from home.

Contact her for portrait commissions, or requests for prints. Inexpensive prints from iPad drawings direct from the artist, or order up T-shirts and mugs and the like by yourself (see links below).

Call +44 (0)7525214377

Skype imogenart

Email Helen Imogen on imogenart@imogenart.co.uk

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