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Helen Acklam is an artist living and working in south-west Scotland. Inspired by the

Scottish highlands & islands the main subjects of her work are the cottages and bothies of

the Outer Hebrides and Shetland. Many of these structures that lie abandoned and derelict

were once home to generations of islanders. Her work celebrates the beauty of these

historic constructions. Her mixed media work is developed using a blend of relevant

materials and textures that bring a sense of place and adds authenticity to the work. This

Shetland collection uses sand from local beaches, corrugated cardboard, pages from an

old novel found in a Shetland cottage and vintage wallpaper salvaged from an abandoned

croft cottage. The combination of these materials enables Helen to breathe new life into

these often forgotten places.

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