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April 14, 2016

Working with Aerin Lauder

It has been my absolute pleasure this past year to have been working on some art for Aerin Lauder. The brand speaks for itself and perfectly reflects the elegance and grace of its creator, Aerin Lauder.

There is an interview up on the Aerin blog today about the paintings I created for the new line of candles! The  candles are absolutely delicious and make the perfect gift!



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March 03, 2016

Iris Study Class: Little Flower School x Dealtry

I'm so excited to announce a very special class I will be teaching with two ladies I admire so much-- Sarah and Nicolette from Little Flower School!
For all the details including location, pricing and how to sign up please head over to the Little Flower School website here
Here's an excerpt from their website to give you an idea of the day!
'This day-long intensive will feature two studies of the iris, explored through watercolor and arranging-- two art forms that are deeply connected through their shared aesthetic values. Participants will relate and transfer principles of design between the two disciplines, focusing on: color theory, shape and composition. Class will begin with noted textile designer/ painter Helen Dealtry leading students through a morning session interpreting iris specimens with watercolors. Students will observe and render Schreiner's dizzying spread; Helen will elaborate on her painting techniques and process for textile design. Lunch will  be catered and staged along the iris fields. In the afternoon, students will build upon their gained floral sensitivities and compose their own arrangement. Sarah and Nicolette will showcase Schreiner's hypnotic collection of iris, along with product from our favorite surrounding farms. Through demonstration, discussion and the creation of their own masterpiece students will gain a greater understanding of the relationships between color, texture and form-- how best to honor each stem's unique constitution.  Floral arrangements will be photographed with intention to strengthen student's portfolio. This is an all-levels class: no previous floral/painting experience is required.'
It is sure to be a one of a kind experience, I hope we will all meet you there!
xx, Helen
September 19, 2015

Dealtry Floral Classes

Teaching classes is just a small part of my business, but it is probably one of my favorites. When I taught my first class at the Textile Art Center in Manhattan in 2012 it was with the encouragement of one of my very dear friends Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille. She is an absolute wonder of a floral designer and all around super human being. Nikki teaches her own classes at Little flower school and she talked me through how I too could and should teach classes. 

My fear of talking publicly has taken me to some dark, sweaty, shakey "oh my god I really do think I'm going to vomit" places. The night before the class I wrote out things I might say during the lesson, I prepped and re-packed all my supplies I even learnt everyones names ahead of time. On the phone Nikki calmly reassured me. She reminded me of the big glass of white wine afterwards and her parting words I repeated to myself, - "You got this." 

That class kind of changed me. I met some wonderful people, I enjoyed every single part of teaching and found a new voice I didn't know was part of me. In short, I got it.

I still get sweaty palms before everyone arrives, I still worry about embarrassing myself at some point and above all I hope everyone has the best experience during the time we spend together. So far every class has been a wonderful experience for me, and the feedback I get from my students has been overwhelming. We have, laughed, cried and eaten too much cheese together.  We have learnt, conferred and spilt ink together. Above all else we have empowered one another to step past what scares us, whether it be the blank piece of paper or the first hesitant words that come out of our mouths.

To read more about my last classes please hop over to Bourbon&Gloss who wrote a smashing piece on the day we spent together in the Spring. 

New classes will be available for October and November 2015 on the website today.

September 19, 2015

Dealtry Classes

Teaching classes is just a small part of my business, but it is probably one of my favorites. When I taught my first class at the Textile Art Center in Manhattan in 2012 it was with the encouragement of one of my very dear friends Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille. She is an absolute wonder of a floral designer and all around super human being. Nikki teaches her own classes at Little flower...
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May 02, 2015

An interview

Just a wee chat over at ' I want her job' if you care to read a bit more about me, you can see the interview here. I was so flattered to be asked to answer a few questions about what I do for my living.  Grab a cup of tea and go take a look at some of the awesome gals interviewed on this fab website, they are sure to inspire! View full article →
April 28, 2015

UO x Helen Dealtry Watercolor Scarf


My collaboration with Urban Outfitters is here! You can find this blanket scarf at select UO stores and online here. I have been wearing mine non-stop since it arrived and it really does have a fantastic weight and feel to it. The print is not bad either ;) View full article →
March 04, 2015

August 26, 2014

Hand painted florals with Helen Dealtry.


Super news. We have a new class all set and ready to go for September 28th!
In this basic/Intermediate class, learn how to paint florals from life with textile designer, Helen Dealtry. Students will work from beautiful arrangements, from the talented duo Putnam Flowers. Everyone will leave with their own posey of gorgeous blooms!
A basic knowledge of textiles, painting and repeat are suggested....
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August 25, 2014

July 15, 2014

Beach paintings coming soon!




All photography and artwork by Helen Dealtry
Some new paintings to share with you in the shop tomorrow and I wanted to just write a few notes on how the series came to be.

Initially I was inspired by the beautiful photographs by K Pederson, of Fog and swell blog. K's eye for the intricate details in nature just blow my mind on a daily basis. Check out her gorgeous Instagramfeed and you will see what...
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