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​Whimsical commissions in watercolour and ink.

Portraits painted in acrylics on slate or canvas.

Various other compositions based on customer requirements.

Gifts, greeting cards and wrapping paper.

All paintings are unique and individual, created on either natural slate, canvas or 300gsm paper dependent on medium. 

The whimsical creations are generally based on details provided by the customer that are personal to the recipient, such as favourite mode of transport, pets, holidays, pubs frequented, hobbies and interests.  With a little imagination and a sense of fun, any scene can be created.

The portraits are painted using a good quality photograph of the subject in mind.

All designs on products sold were originally painted by Helena at HZW Designs.

Helena Zofia Wróblewska - PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

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Having given up a successful 20 year career selling lifts and escalators, Helena started this venture in March 2020.  Thanks to the encouragement of her husband, Jon Reynolds, her recently departed mother Marcjanna Wróblewska, friends and many wonderful Border Terrier enthusiasts.  She is now able to utilise a neglected skill she inherited from a Grandfather she was never fortunate enough to meet; Zygmunt Marian Wróblewski.

Inspired by her own two Border Terriers, Woody and Rudi, she initially painted 4 greeting card designs to test the market.  Now she has an ever expanding exclusive selection of home printed greeting card designs for sale.  Each can be personalised to suit any occasion.  She also offers various gifts for sale, including framed reprints, ceramic mugs, notebooks, tote bags, original paintings on slate and even a Border Terrier kit made up of genuine Lego parts.   

Due to much interest in her whimsical work, Helena designs and paints illustrative commissions based on people's hobbies, interests, pets, cars, motorbikes, vehicles and more. Engaging with her customers to gain as much information and photos to ensure the composition is personal to the recipient.  As a result, paying great attention to detail has been noted by many of her customers. 

Primarily Helena's unique designs have been created using watercolour and ink.  However fine art acrylic painting is also a skill Helena has acquired.  Original paintings on natural slate, canvas and wood are now available, including acrylic commissions, generally of individual's much loved dogs.  

Helena would be delighted to discuss any ideas of your own, commissions and special requests.

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