Helen Downie is a London based critically acclaimed artist, best known for her idiosyncratic and expressive style of painting. Working under the moniker of Unskilled Worker, Downie’s distinctive style of painting is both intimate and evocative, mixing characters and nature with the ephemeral and fantastical.
Her work has been described as ‘a melee of ethereality, innocence, inherent flow and instinct that all come together in a spectacular fashion.’ Downie’s work has attracted a large audience worldwide and has appeared in many international publications including: Artnet, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, VOGUE, Dazed, Harper’s Bazaar and China’s Art Trade Journal.
Her paintings are collected nationally and internationally and have been exhibited at galleries across the world including London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Madrid, Tokyo and Shanghai. In 2021, to celebrate Women’s History Month, a public exhibition of the artists’ work was displayed by W1 Curates across one of the world’s biggest permanent digital public art installations in London.