Eye Spy Mt Augustus oil on canvas by Sue Helmot Artist who is based in Carnarvon in the remote Gascoyne region of Western Australia

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 underpainting by Sue Helmot Artist

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 who is based in Carnarvon in the remote Gascoyne region of Western Australia

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 oil on canvas cropped image of painting by Sue Helmot Artist

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 […]

Ancient Rock Mount Augustus oil on canvas by Sue Helmot Artist

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 […]

Remote Mount Augustus is twice the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and a 460km mostly dirt road drive into the outback from my Carnarvon studio.  Riding in a chopper with no doors up and over the top of the rock gave me an unobstructed birds-eye view of the enormity of its rugged form.  I have […]

Loving the freedom of exploring new ideas and a colour palette inspired by my time in Kalbarri. Banksia flowers are in bloom bringing a vibrant pop of orange to the Kalbarri landscape. It’s such a joyous flower. I’m not exactly sure where this play with colour will take me but that’s the exciting part of […]

Sue Helmot painting on site at Kalbarri in Western Australia

Time spent connecting with nature is the lifeblood for my art.  A massive backyard becomes my extended studio.  Like an excited curious child I get in and amongst it with an instinctive urge to be tactile and explore. Immersed in colour and texture I lose all sense of time.  If  my art gives you this […]

Ink on paper Artist Sue Helmot

For me painting with ink on rice paper is super relaxing.  Balancing between chilling out to let it happen organically and being mindful of what I want to achieve seems to work for me.  This little guy titled Mulga Scrub has become my logo.  Ink flows over the paper creating beautiful translucent washes of blue […]