Helena Martin has been painting with aerosol for six years and brushes since childhood. She draws most of her inspiration through dreams, personal challenges, and whatever else excites her. Martin has always been intrigued by other human beings and her recent return to portraiture reflects this passion. Animals are also featured in her work as a nod to nature and our place in it. Small figures, or spirit people, often inhabit her paintings as way to play with scale and suggest the existence of another world. Enchanting and weird, Martin's work captivates viewers on an emotional level.