This blog was originally published in September of 2012 to celebrate the first exhibition of the Exquisite Uterus Art of Resistance Project. The project and the need continues. We have just invited another round of artist to join the project and continue to exhibit the wonderful uteri to collaboratively raise our voices on the issues Continue Reading »
Category Archives: Watercolor
Written on September 6, 2013 at 6:00 am, by Helen
Written on August 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm, by Helen
I am honored to be the featured artist on the Artsy Shark blog this week. Please check it out here or read the same below. Also, by way of an update on the Exquisite Uterus Project that Alison Gates and I are co-facilitating, the second call for participation is still out and artists planning on Continue Reading »
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Written on October 28, 2012 at 4:09 am, by Helen
My visual concerns run the gamut from careful study to poetic, symbolic and sometimes political representations of nature. You are all invited to my exhibition ‘Second Nature: New Paintings at the Grace Chosy Gallery, November 2-24, 2012. The Grace Chosy Gallery is at 1825 Monroe Street, (Across from Trader Joe’s) in Madison, WI. I Continue Reading »
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 July 6, 2012 at 3:05 am, by Helen
I am just back from an enjoyable weekend teaching my workshop, Watercolor: a Fresh Start, at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Wyoming Valley School Cultural Art Center to a wonderful group of creative learners. The WVS is just 40 miles west of Madison and six miles from Spring Green, Wisconsin in the heart of the Wisconsin River Continue Reading »
Written on May 4, 2012 at 5:32 am, by Helen
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 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.