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A Muse and Her Artist (Blog)

Art and Learning In Beautiful Places

I have just finishing teaching a multiple-day watercolor intensive in the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Arboretum.  The participants were wonderful and I am looking forward to offering similar workshop there in June of 2020.  My spring in the UW-Arboretum has become an annual event!  This workshop has me looking to the future and reviewing what I have agreed to  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, art travel, Beauty, Bjorklunden, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Dillmans Art Resort, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Plein air Painting, River Arts Art Center, Shake Rag Alley Art Center, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Celebrate Sharing Art: An Exhibition and Upcoming Workshops

I am experiencing pre-event nervousness as I plan to head off tonight, to the reception for the exhibition ‘Uprooted:  Plants in a Changing Climate  (5:00-9:00 pm, artist panel at 5:30).” I decided to write a blog post to distract myself and celebrate the occasion. I am honored to have seven large watercolors in the exhibition, organized  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art based activism, climate change, Creative Play, Creativity, environmental art, Exhibition, Watercolor, Watercolor activism, Workshops and Classes

Art Matters: Social Practice and Art that Works

I have recently delivered artworks for two upcoming art exhibitions that I am proud to be a part of.  I have been deep in my studio practice for the last several months and it is time to share what I have been working on. Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk Next week I will be  tidying up my back-yard studio and  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art and technology, art based activism, art collaboration, art-science collaboration, arts based environmentalism, environmental art, Exhibition, Feminist art, Watercolor activism, Watercolor techniques

Our Mornings Plein Air Painting in Spain

In the fall of 2018 I left a very personally meaningful academic day-job that I had pursued  while also maintaining my art career.  I was finally able to take the long-anticipated leap and finally shift my attention from being a ‘hybrid -artist’ to a full-time focus on my own art-making and on my private teaching  Continue Reading »

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art travel, Creative Play, Plein air Painting, Spain, Uncategorized

Drawing on Nature and Circumstance ~ Two Exhibitions

Drawing on Nature:  Watercolors on Canvas by Helen Klebesadel Drawing on Circumstances: Contemporary Approaches to Water-media Exhibit Run:  September 19-29, 2017                      Reception:  Sunday, September 24, 2017, 12:00-4:00 Common Wealth Gallery, 3rd Floor, 100 S. Baldwin, Madison, WI, Hours: daily, 10:00-4:00 The Common Wealth Gallery continues its mission to make it possible for artists to bring  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art based activism, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, arts based environmentalism, Beauty, Charity, climate change, Creativity, environmental art, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes