Sweeter Banana's truck collecting banana's from plantations around the river in Carnarvon - Sue Helmot Artist

Spring is the time when nature and food production thrives in the Gascoyne.  While many crops are being harvested others are flowering and pollinating.  Seafood is caught on the moon cycle. The landscape comes alive with bursts of colour and human activity. I have been busy over the last few weeks quickly capturing this narrative […]

Sue Helmot with Brendan Pang, Nathan Thomas and Lucas Fernandes

Last night was the opening of my solo show ‘From The Source: A Landscape of Food’. As I looked around gallery I realised that so many of you have in some way played an important role in my work and have been on this journey with me as Artist in Residence with the Gascoyne Food […]

At Sea - Shark Bay Blue Swimmer Crabs, oil painting by Artist Sue Helmot

‘At Sea – Shark Bay Blue Swimmer Crabs’ is the latest painting in my Gascoyne Food series as Artist-in-Residence for the Gascoyne Food Council. It’s part of the line up for my upcoming exhibition ‘From the Source – A Landscape of Food’ at the Carnarvon Community Art Space from 6 – 18 August during the […]


Inspiration for my latest painting  ‘Carnarvon Farm’ came from crouching  in a landscape of sweet potato with my oils taking a close look at sunlit young green leaves growing in rich red soil.   I approach the start of my paintings immersed in the landscape to capture colour and get a feel for how it all […]

This scene of Mount Augustus has been rolling around in my head since I traveled out there last year and I knew that I just had to paint this rock.  I like to mix my own colours rather than using a colour straight out of the tube and I found it really tricky to mix […]

Mt Augustus

It’s exciting to start a new painting inspired by a road trip to Mount Augustus in Western Australia for last year’s Long Table Dinner. Twice the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Mount Augustus is reputedly the largest monolith in the world. After spending quite some time mixing the colours for my palette I start with […]

River Flowing, oil on canvas by Sue Helmot Artist

Living in the Gascoyne region in the remote north of Western Australia I admire growers who work with nature in a somewhat harsh environment to produce beautiful food.  As an artist I am inspired to paint the food and the landscapes of this story.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to do this as […]

Gascoyne region

The stunning Gascoyne region is situated approximately 900 km north of Perth in Western Australia.  Abundant with seafood, beef, sheep, goat and a vast array of temperate and sub-tropical fruit and vegetables, it’s where people interact with nature to yield high quality food and it’s also where I live. I am privileged to have the […]

Mount Augustus

When I started working on painting number two in my Mount Augustus series I honestly thought that I would have it nailed in a week.  I need to paint faster I thought. Well it’s a week on and each day I walk into my studio, take a seat and look at this little painting perched […]


The last lick of oil paint is on and this one is finished. Being immersed in a rich colour palette of the Australian desert has been mesmerising.  This is the beginning of a new series of work inspired by the ancient landscape of Mount Augustus in the remote outback of Western Australia. When I finish […]