Helen Bur is a British artist based in Cornwall, who works both in the UK and abroad. Helen Bur’s paintings, which are mainly figurative, are drawn from images that have either been photographed by the artist herself or collected here and there. For her, painting is a way of telling social and contemporary stories. The painted figures are captured in moments of quiet action, busy in a sincere effort to accomplish something or frozen in the midst of a curious, worrying or disturbing event. These sensitive, poetic stories are used as tools to dissect and understand human experiences, where what seems personal becomes universal.