Artist Helen Fay Donates Artwork to Royal Blind

Posted: 10/02/2014 |

Whittingham-based artist Helen Fay has donated a specially commissioned painting to the Royal Blind Week art exhibition and sale, which will take place at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, between 20 February and 1 March.

Name Helen Fay

Studio / Workplace Location Wasps Studios: The Old Joiners Shop, Whittingham

How do you work? Type of Art created? I make etchings from drawings and photographs in my studio, surrounded by bicycles.

Describe your artistic style in 10 words? Sparse, observed and hopefully well balanced.

Where do you get your inspiration? Life

Who is your favourite artist?  Impossible!

When creating a piece of art what couldn’t you do without? Subject matter and living creatures.

Why did you decide to support Royal Blind? Eyesight is vital to me and my work.

What’s the best piece of advice you have been given? Everything passes.

Finally, if you were a superhero what superpower would you have and why? A prehensile tail like a spider monkey.  It would come in useful.

Helen Fay’s  artwork will be available for sale at the Royal Blind Week art exhibition and sale which will run from Thursday 20 February to Saturday 2 March at Gallery Seventeen in Edinburgh as part of Royal Blind Week 2014. 

For more information about Royal Blind Week art exhibition and sale, please contact our Marketing and Fundraising department on 0131 229 1456. To request a copy of the exhibition catalogue (available form 15 February), please email

For more information on Helen and examples of her work, visit