Photo © John Swannell
Helen & Colin David are British artists working in London. They work in multi media including painting, textiles, photography and film.
In 1983, having completed B.A. degree in fashion textiles at Camberwell School of Art, and post graduate studies at Central St. Martins, Helen founded the acclaimed fashion-textile label English Eccentrics with her sister Judy Purbeck and their friend Claire Angel. When Colin became Managing Director in 1987, Helen refocused as Creative Director, and their combined talents allowed the company to grow, winning the British Fashion Council Award for Evening Wear in 1999.
Colin read Social Sciences at University in London, and went to live in Paris, where he studied French Language, and etching with one of Picasso’s printmakers. He has worked as a mentor to several charities, and continues to be very involved in the charitable sector.
In 2005 Colin and Helen both studied fine art printmaking at the Royal College of Art.
Presently Helen & Colin pursue their individual practice as fine artists and designers, and work collaboratively on certain art projects.
They maintain the English Eccentrics label, developing unique and limited edition textile pieces. They are currently working on a documentary film.