Helen Glassford is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Masters of Fine Art, 2002 and BA (Hons Fine Art, Drawing and Painting, 1998). She has received numerous awards, and was a runner up in the 2007 Jolomo Landscape painting Award. She says of her own work:
'From my belief that each of us perceives and interprets nature in a unique way comes the liberty not to need the approval of others to validate my art. Yet somehow, I yearn to know that others understand the way I experience the world. It is that lust for the harmony of experience that drives my love for art and my compulsion to paint [...]The natural hues of greys and greens have an intrinsic honest beauty for me, and there is a euphoric feel to bright yellows and blues. Often I find there is beauty enough in a single moment to fill a whole day'.