Neil B. Helyard is a talented draughtsman, whose work focusses on portraiture and the human and living form. Born in East Yorkshire in 1951, Neil Helyard turned to his passion of art from an early age.

Whilst working as an art tutor and mentor, and drawing on influences from Auerbach, Egon Schiele and the Italian Rennaissance period, Neil pursued this passion. He quickly established himself for his variety of portrait styles and for executing his work in both a classical and contemporary manner whilst working in varying mediums.

In his finished works, Neil succeeds to celebrate his subjects in his own distinctive style. His pure expression of the beauty found in everyday life is captured through his habitual switching of styles, ranging from the classical to contemporary. His varying style and medium, together with his bold use of colour, creates a dramatic, exciting and unexpected effect.

‘I need to satisfy my own creativity. A lot of artists only paint in one style, however for me, my style, whether it be classical, contemporary or expressive, depends very much on how I feel.’ Neil Helyard

Since 2005, Neil has had his work accepted numerous times at the prestigious annual exhibition held by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, with entries coming from all parts of the World. He has also had his work exhibited at The Royal Watercolour Society, the Pastel Society; The Garrick/Milne 2005 and Leeds City Art Gallery. His extensive work has won Neil many accolades, including the Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing in 2009 and the coveted ‘Love and Legacy Prize’ by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2014.

It is only in recent years that Neil has been able to dedicate his time fully to his art, and today he spreads his time between painting and running a small art school. As Neil says “I can hardly believe I am so lucky to be able to do the thing I love every day of my life.”

The work of Neil Helyard is sold exclusively through Trinity House. Our Helyard collection is best described as an eclectic mix of varying styles, showcasing the artist’s breath-taking vision across a variety of mediums and distinctive styles.

For information about commissioning an original work by Neil B. Helyard, or to request our Neil Helyard catalogue, please contact us at [email protected]

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    Imagination

    by Neil B Helyard

    £8,500
    DIMENSIONS: (framed) 45.7 x 32.9  inches (116 x 83.5 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed 'Neil B Helyard' (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on paper laid down on board MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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      Amandla ‘Strength’

      by Neil B Helyard

      £15,000
      DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 59.9 x 39.8 inches (152.2 x 101.2 cm) (framed) 61.7 x 41.5 inches (156.8 x 105.5 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed 'Neil B Helyard' (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas ‘I need to satisfy my own creativity. A lot of artists only paint in one style, however for me, my style, whether it be classical, contemporary or expressive, depends very much on how I feel.’ Neil Helyard MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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        Anticipation

        by Neil B Helyard

        £7,450
        DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 14 x 14 inches (35.5 x 35.5 cm) (framed) 37.2 x 37.2 inches (94.5 x 94.5 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed 'Neil Helyard' (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas In his finished works, Neil succeeds to reveal the beauty in everyday life, celebrating his subjects in his own distinctive style. MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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          Pensive

          by Neil B Helyard

          £7,450
          DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 35.8 x 35.8 inches (91 x 91 cm) (framed) 37.6 x 37.6 inches (95.5 x 95.5 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed 'Neil B Helyard' (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas In his finished works, Neil succeeds to reveal the beauty in everyday life, celebrating his subjects in his own distinctive style. MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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          • Self Searching

            by Neil B Helyard

            £7,900
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 40.9 x 40.9 ins/ 104.0 x 104.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Neil B. Helyard’ (lower left) MEDIUM: Mixed media on board Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability.  
          • Midnight

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 36.0 x 27.0 ins/ 99.4 x 68.6 cm SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Neil B. Helyard’ (lower right) MEDIUM: Mixed media on paper
          • Nobility

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 90.0 x 90.0 cm/35.4 x 35.4 ins SIGNATURE: Signed (lower right) MEDIUM: Mixed media on handmade paper
          • Passage

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 35.5 x 35.5 ins/ 90.2 x 90.2 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Mixed media
          • Tableau

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 91.4 x 91.4 cm/36.0 x 36.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Mixed media on board
          • Warrior

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 35.0 x 25.0 cm/13.8 x 9.8 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on paper
          • Finishing Line

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 27.9 x 40.6 cm/11.0 x 16.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Acrylic on paper
          • Lost in Thought

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 24.0 x 18.5 cm/9.4 x 7.3 ins SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Oil on paper
          • Helyard Poise II

            Poise II

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 11.8 x 9.1 in./ 30.0 x 23.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on board Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability.
          • Helyard Poise I

            Poise I

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 11.8 x 8.9 in./ 30.0 x 22.5 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on board Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability.
          • Neil B. Helyard - Fatou, Seated

            Fatou, Seated

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 12.0 x 9.0 in./30.5 x 22.9 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'Neil B. Helyard' lower right MEDIUM: Mixed media on board Neil has become one of the most successful contemporary artists that we have had the honour in representing at Trinity House. His unique ability to replicate the simplicity and beauty of the human form. The pure, emotive expression of beauty and humanity that Neil is able to capture within his work highlights his distinctive style and his artistic technical ability.
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            Rondo Capriccioso

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 12 x 12 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Mixed media on board
          • Study for Nude

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 48.0 x 24.0 in./121.9 x 61.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Mixed media  
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            Epsilon

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed)36 x 36 in./ 91.4 x 91.4 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Mixed media on board Neil B. Helyard’s monochromatic still life paintings reflect his interest in depicting light as subject matter.
          • Dressage

            by Neil B Helyard

            £7,500
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 36.00 x 36.00 ins 91.44 x 91.44 cms SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Mixed media on board Born in Beverley, East Yorkshire in 1951, Neil Helyard is a talented draughtsman who has always had a passion for art. ‘I need to satisfy my own creativity. A lot of artists only paint in one style, however for me, my style, whether it be classical, contemporary or expressive, depends very much on how I feel.’ Neil Helyard Initially exhibiting in private galleries, Neil quickly progressed to exhibit in numerous prestigious exhibitions held at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (Annual Exhibitions) from 2005, winning the Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing in 2009; The Royal Watercolour Society; The Pastel Society; The Garrick/Milne 2005 (Christies, London) and Leeds City Art Gallery to name a few. In his finished works, Neil succeeds to reveal the beauty in everyday life, celebrating his subjects in his own distinctive style.
          • Shape

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 30 x 19 in./ 76 x 46 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'Neil Helyard' lower right MEDIUM: Mixed Media
          • Nude in Blue

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 30 x 19 in./ 76 x 46 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'Neil Helyard' lower left MEDIUM: Mixed Media
          • A Kind Word

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 21.50 x 21.50 ins 54.61 x 54.61 cms SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Mixed media
          • Fatou in Blue

            by Neil B Helyard

            P.O.A.
            DIMENSIONS: 45.72 cms x 71.12 cms (18.00 ins x 28 ins) SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Mixed Media
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