Helen Runciman is a professional artist based in Denny near Falkirk in Scotland. For the past 20 years she has created stunning sporting portraits which are now on the walls of sporting clubs and private collections around the world.
She returned to sculpture in 2015 to create the memorial bust of Rangers Legend, Sandy Jardine. The attention to detail that Helen puts into her paintings was transferred into her sculptures creating likenesses of the subject that only a handful of sculptors in the world can achieve.
Her next two commissions were of a military theme, VC Winner William McFadzean and SAS hero of the Iranian Embassy Siege John McAleese MM. These statues now sit proudly in the towns where these heroes grew up, Lurgan in Northern Ireland and Laurieston in Scotland.
The NI100 Campaign commissioned her to create a small sculpture of The Ulster Tower and a sculpture of the First Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, The Right Honourable Sir James Craig, 1stViscount Craigavon to celebrate the Northern Ireland Centenary.
Despite her artistic skills both in paint and sculpture Helen is incredibly modest about her work, the most important thing to her is that she is able to pay a fitting tribute to the subject and help keep their memories alive for years to come.