Helen Eel is a practicing Glasgow based artist, mainly working in gouache and ink illustration and painting. Her work is based around themes of emotion, unease and strange scenes of dreams and everyday life populated by characters and symbols of her own imagining. She graduated from GSA in 2018 and worked as a contemporary portrait painter, exhibiting in the National Portrait Gallery London and elsewhere. She has been part of many group and solo shows across the UK since 2014 – most recently creating the immersive mixed media exhibition ‘Glue’ with textile artist Andrew Sutherland in 2022. She is a member of Glasgow based G20 artists collective and has worked as a curator and creative coordinator since 2020.