Featured work in Elle Deco, Sverige 2015.

 1967 – Born Wiltshire, U.K.

2007 to present- Living and working in Dalsland, Sweden.


1987-91 – Goldsmiths College, University of London -First class BA Hons Textile degree.

REPRESENTED by Hera Galleri, Stockholm.


1990- British Council Scholarship.

1991- Princes Trust Scholarship.


2016- ‘The turning of the year’ -Färgelanda Konsthall, Sweden.

2015-Helen Dooley, Hera Galleri, Stockholm.

2012-‘Miljö’-Trans Galleri, Not Quite, Fengerfors, Sweden.

2011-Artist of the month. Abako Arkitektkontor, Gothenburg, Sweden.


2017- ‘Natur’ Dalslands Konstmuseum, Upperud, Sweden.

2016- ‘Sweden ,Denmark and England’ – Hera Galleri, Stockholm.

2015-‘Summertime’ -Hera Galleri, Stockholm . Group exhibition.

2015-Rackstad Museet, Arvika. Dalsland Konstnärsförbund 80 years jubilee .

2014 May-June- Art Passion -Michael Reinhardt and Helen Dooley -two person show at Hera Galleri, Stockholm.

2014- 20:14, Not Quite, Fengerfors. Sweden. Members exhibition.

2013-‘Summertime’- Hera Galleri, Stockholm.

2012-‘Midwinter’ – Hera Galleri, Stockholm.

2012- Open studio Dalsland konstvandring.

2011- 2017 Group Exhibition Steneby Konsthall.Dals Långed, Sweden.

2011- Mini utställning. Dalsland Konst Museum, Sweden.

2011- Group exhibition. Åmål Konsthall, Sweden.

1992- Sculpture Mixed media show touring Liverpool and London funded by Artangel.

1991- Sculpture Two man show Bridge Street Gallery,Liverpool st, London, funded by Princes Trust.

1990 Goldsmiths College,University of London.


2013- Member of Not Quite, Fengersfors. jointly owned art collective. Not Quite . Not Quite Blog here

2012 Member of the Swedish art collective Dalsland Konstvandring.

2011- Member of Swedish art group Dalsland Konstnärsfö here


Work held in public government collections for Stockholmsläns landsting, Sörmlands landsting and Värmlands landsting, Sverige.

Work sold in Europe, USA and New Zealand.

Work published in Elle Decoration, Sweden. July 2015.


Other Work

1992 to present – owned and ran own specialist plant nursery in Wiltshire. Owner and designer of Landscape Architect, Helen Dooley Design Ltd, firm specialising in sculptured landscapes and creating wild areas in cities. Work in Uk, USA, Sweden. Garden Design portfolio here.Clients include Paul Smith, Simon le Bon, Peter Gabriel, Joseph, Prada, Sophie Hicks, Publishers of Wallpaper * magazine, Theis and Khan Architects, Georgina Von Etzdorf, Alan Rickman, Crocus

Clients include Acne Studios main flagship store in Seoul, South Korea. Read more.

Tjolöholmsslott, Halland. Overall design and development for all areas with an overview to help them reach a visitor target for 2020. Planting design implemented for main borders in the garden and estate. Read More.

Sculpture Park, Dalsland Konst Museum. Design for sculpture park to enlarge museum experience incorporating surrounding nature. To encourage repeat visits using static art, site specfic and educational opportunities.

Familjebostäder Göteborg. Design for small garden and larger public areas incorporating growing areas to encourage food growing and sharing of knowledge.

Chalmers University, Göteborg. Public park in place of an existing carpark. To introduce nature into a very urban enviroment for study and different recreational activities.

2008 Gothenburg Lustgard showgarden sponsored by Gardens Illustrated Magazine. A modern take on a English Victorian Kitchen Garden.

2006 Olympia show garden sponsored by Crocus Ltd.

2005 Olympia Telegraph/ House and garden showgarden.

2004 Created and set up Petersham Nurseries, London. Read more.

Work published in The Daily Telegraph, The Times ,Gardens Illustrated, House and Garden, Vogue, Elle, Trädgårdsliv, Country Life, Cookie Magazine, New York Times, Wall St Journal.

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