Helen again pursued her interest in art when she retired from the corporate scene and its hectic pace. No stranger to her beloved countryside in Kingston, she moved to the small village in Green Lake County where the quiet spell of the land infused. The 200 year-old home where she resides is on a ridge that looks down over a meadow, the Grand River, and a woods. To the right is a copse where wee animals live, to the left a cornfield well-tended.
Helen spends her winters in Cape Coral, Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico, where she studies with pastel artist Gerri Phillips. Helen says,” I love the bright, vibrant versatility of pastels, from the soft, delicate tints to rich, dark, luminous hues. Pastels are not shy, they don’t hide their colors in tubes. Painting with pastels satisfied an impulsive part of me and offers a sense of immediate contact which I find enormously attractive.” Her work has been recognized through awards in both Wisconsin and Florida, and her commissioned paintings have captured an enthusiastic following.
To contact Helen for more information about her notecards, paintings, or a commission, call 920-394-3170.