Helga Hislop


1941 to 2023

There are three of Helga’s paintings in the Shirley Sherwood Collection.  One is an exquisite circlet of wild spring flowers so delicate it seems ephemeral; another is of most beautifully painted rosehips on vellum, reminiscent of an ancient herbal.  The third is a tiny work of autumnal objects with echoes of Hoefnagel and van Kessel, with her scraps of leaves, mistletoe and a snail scattered on the vellum.
She has a great gift for recording the small and inconspicuous, the ‘found’ objects in our gardens.  Her paintings, especially on vellum, have a quiet and reflective quality which will endure.

Works by Helga Hislop in the collection