“I am exploring a painterly myth for myself to explain the power of what I see and feel. Nature is a mystery- volcanic activity hidden from view by steam and the earth’s crust. To know the earth through the senses is to experience it sensually and intimately. Death took Jean Towgood, Huntington Beach artist and women’s Continue Reading »
Category Archives: Fabulous Artists
Written on July 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm, by Helen
I just spent a blissful week of teaching, learning, and expanding my circle of inspiration sources with eleven other wonderful women artists who participated in my ‘Watercolor From The Center’ workshop at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Art Center near Spring Green Wisconsin. Some participants were first-time painters, others were experienced artists and teachers Continue Reading »
Written on June 4, 2012 at 4:24 am, by Helen
Susan Grabel’s recent retrospective at the Staten Island Art Museum offered an exhibition that recognized her 35 plus years of creating art with a social purpose, and brought together works representing the feminist critique of contemporary culture that has brought a larger meaning to her creative work her throughout her career.
Written on March 16, 2012 at 2:44 am, by Helen
Written on February 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm, by Helen
There are lots of different ways for an artist to approach developing an on-line presence and build a social media network to bring visibility to their art. Developing a social media network is really developing an electronic way to stay in touch with people you know, and to meet and build relationships with others who share your interests.
Written on December 26, 2011 at 2:34 am, by Helen
Why plein air (open air) paint? If you have never taken the time to sit and stare at where a ridge meets the sky or how a branch attaches to the trunk of a tree, or how a hillside reflects in a lake, I encourage you to put all fear aside and go for it. If you do you could discover that the experience of careful observation is satisfying in itself and that it is aided by trying to record it as a visual memory.
Written on September 1, 2011 at 12:27 am, by Helen
Sally Noland is a wonderful painter but her artistic passions really lay in fibers. I asked Sally to share the story of her passion for quilting in her own words, and to mention some of the quilters that have influenced her own creative journey.
Written on August 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm, by Helen
Teaching others is a critical part of my creative process. My workshops remind me of the expansive possibilities and promise of my favorite medium, watercolor, as well as of how mixed-media collage can make use of visual materials to aid creative thinking processes.
Written on August 6, 2011 at 2:35 am, by Helen
The final day of the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. I cannot believe the thirty-third day has come so quickly. This has been an amazing experience.
Written on August 5, 2011 at 2:50 am, by Helen