For the most part, a self-taught artist working in pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oils, and encaustics, Helen has always had a passion for art, drawn & painted most of her life.
Helen has taken fine arts courses and participated in workshops at Niagara College, Mohawk College, and The Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Centre. Has studied the philosophy of art at Mohawk College. Her primary interest lies in portraiture and life drawing.
Eager to pass along her knowledge and enthusiasm for art, Helen gives private lessons, oil painting classes, works with schools on a regular basis, has conducted encaustic painting and life drawing workshops at The Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Centre and has illustrated two children's books.
A resident of St. Catharines, Helen has exhibited her works at various venues in Niagara, is an active member of the St. Catharines Art Association and the Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Centre.
Since 2013 Helen has organized Niagara Poets & Painters, a group of artists and writers for annual "poets & painters" exhibits. Along with a group of plein air painters, explores and captures the beautiful Niagara Peninsula in her art.