Helen conveys a powerful message on behalf of all women. A female portrait is emerging from her silence as she breaks through the constraints of her world. The message is one of hope and optimism, empowerment and bright futures for all women.



In Seasons, the journey of life itself is expressed in organic metaphors. Life cycles are celebrated in passages of line and colour – never linear, the story of one’s ‘Seasons’ is a richly interwoven series of experiences and relationships.


Colorful brush strokes, heavy in textures and meaningful Floralscapes that reminds us with our best places we've been to in a pleasant abstract style.


The Arabic word for peace is ‘Salaam’. In her new series, Helen uses contemporary Arabic calligraphy to explore the notion of peace. Vibrant and modern, the artworks ebb and flow in dramatic swathes of colour and calligraphic letters. Slivers of gold ink light up these dramatic canvases, furthering the sense of animation and movement.


‘Mosaic’ is influenced by her experiences of the modern cosmopolitan cities of the middle east. The people, the architecture and the atmosphere contribute to her artistic interpretations; “I was fascinated by the culture in the UAE and the true Arabian influence - the ‘mix’ in Dubai, in particular. My mosaic collection speaks of the cultural diversity with a sense of celebration and color".


These atmospheric and impressionistic paintings are a “reflection of the transient nature of life and the links with times gone by”. There is a sense of celebration and optimism but also a feeling of sadness and fading recollections. Helen’s work captures the sense of Arabia and all its contrasts in these strikingly beautiful canvases.

Helen Abbas is a renowned Syrian artist and designer.
She studied graphic design and fine arts in Damascus before moving to Dubai. Her work is characterized by contemporary Arabic influences and rich, layered colors. Her influences are many but bold color and type are evident in many of her abstract works. 


Helen has proved hugely popular with both Arabic and international collectors and consumers. Arabic calligraphy is a recurring theme in the work of Helen. In her collections she has combined traditional calligraphic techniques with a modern perspective. The result is a contemporary style which is unique to her work and broad in appeal. Helen is breaking the rules of traditions, coming up with a contemporary style that complements the modern living especially in the Arab region.

Recent works