Helene’s Colouring Approach

Helene’s Colouring Approach

Artist’s statement


From the time a butterfly emerges from its cocoon, it is a very frail insect with main means of defense being camouflage.


To learn to colour butterflies in different environments, there are steps.

First, you colour the background with colours of your choice, keeping aside the pencils you use.

Then, at the very end, you use the pencils you set aside to colour the butterflies.

In this collection, there are butterflies alone, some fairy butterflies, butterflies contrasting the environment and finally, camouflaged butterflies.

Areas of interest

  • Colouring and healing
  • Helping others to learn of the benefits of colouring for mental health
  • Helping mental health professionals understand the process’ involved with mental health and colouring