Award winning artist Helen Whittaker MA FMGP creates eye-catching and engaging artwork in a variety of styles: Figurative, Abstract and Sculptural. She works in partnership with the client, drawing inspiration from the brief, the building and the setting. Helen is Creative Director at Barley Studio, York.



Helen Whittaker, Barley Studio’s inspired creative designer, has the gift of turning a written brief into a window of outstanding artistic merit as brilliantly shown in the window she designed for the Royal Air Force Club, turning a ‘dead end’ into the artistic focus of the building.

Wing Commander Michael Gilbert, Chairman Art Committee,  RAF Club, London

Helen’s design for the memorial window in our church emerged the winner after a rigorous competition. The new five light window now installed exceeds our expectations. The design is based on a thorough understanding of the Jesse story brought vividly to life by Helen’s artistry. The overall impression seen at a distance draws you in to examine the intricate details that retell the Jesse story. This new window is highly acclaimed by all and is seen as the most important stained glass creation in Wales since the war.
Helen worked tirelessly on the project with the support of the Barley Studio team, making sure throughout that we were kept up to date with progress. The completion of such a significant project on time was a magnificent achievement, and demonstrates the professionalism and commitment that mark Helen out as an exceptional artist.

Sir Robert Hayman-Joyce, Project Director, St Mary’s Winston Appeal, Abergavenny

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