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Project 2017: Helen is currently working on a series of portraits and paintings which set out to show UK Veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Through her dramatic & unique style, Helen seeks not only to show the likeness but also to reveal the person behind the diagnoses and help to raise awareness of this destructive mental health issue. 


Helen is delighted to announce that she has started working with Waterloo Uncovered, a groundbreaking charity that combines world-class archaeology with veteran care and recovery. This series of both portraits and paintings illustrating the work of the charity, will culminate in an exhibition end 2018/early 2019. 


Film: A short film, 'The Everyday Tommy – the life behind the canvas' was commissioned by Westbury Town Council, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund is now available to view – please click the link below.

The film is based on The Everyday Tommy series of paintings by artist Helen Chester and brings together a series of dramatic First World War images, with personal accounts of the local people depicted in these thought provoking portraits.


'The Everyday Tommy-The Life Behind the Canvas'