Helen is an artist based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours - whatever medium feels right to capture an image the way she sees it.
She has always lived close to nature and is a lifetime animal lover. Her adventures to explore nature include having her camera almost always at hand and painting En Plein Air when weather permits. Helen tries to capture images that resonate with her by creating detailed natural and colourful paintings.
Over the years, Helen has developed a distinctive style. She thinks this is because she has always approached her painting process as sculpting with paint. The majority of her work is created in a series. This is intentional as she works to explore the subject - often painting similar ideas in a variety of mediums. One painting will lead to another and then another…
The joy is in the challenge; the combination of complexities and the need to get it right, constantly striving to hold herself to the highest standards. And yet, she subscribes to the philosophy there is nothing you can’t fix, you just have to go for it!
Helen's work is included in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada and in the US. Having always been an active participant in regional and national art events and organizations, her work has been included in numerous invitational and juried shows across Canada and now internationally on-line as well. This participation has presented Helen with numerous exhibition opportunities, recognition and awards, including Best in Show. To date, she has held nine solo exhibitions with two more scheduled 2021.
Signature member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC)
Signature member of The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)
International Watercolour Canada - Board Member
New Brunswick Craft Foundation - Interim President
Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy - Member
Helen invites you to explore her online home. Here you will be able to view her paintings, read about her artistic journeys, painting process and watch for upcoming events.