I have been a professional Studio Potter all my life making mugs, vases and tableware. In 2007 I took a watercolor class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and fell in love with painting. Several years ago I switched from watercolor to mixed media. I like the challenge of bringing color, texture and shape into a coherent design. I have won prizes for my paintings from the Community Arts Center in Wallingford and The Chester County Art Association and am a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. My studio is in Kennett Township where I live with my husband and two Maine Coon cats.
“I began to work with watercolors after moving from Virginia to the mountains of northern New Mexico. How is it possible to live in that landscape and not paint? Returning to the east coast and choosing to call the Brandywine Valley home, the call to express a connection to nature continues. Here, I’ve added dip pen and ink to my work with watercolors…always searching for a means to capture a moment, a glimpse of light and shadow, an impression of solidity, or a hazy landscape, that might reflect something larger and more permanent.”
Helen’s work has been seen at the Newark Arts Alliance, The Square Pear, the Center for Creative Arts, the Kennett Weekend of the Arts, and at Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts shows in Wilmington