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c.  helton

Artist Statement

 I have always been a teacher and a student.  Before the pandemic, I volunteered as a docent at the Portland Art Museum.

I enjoy switching back and forth between several mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage and pastel.  Each medium offers a unique experience.  Usually, I create a composition from my own photographs, life, or my imagination.

Represented in my art is the continuous balance of life; sorrow with joy, bustle with calm, and nature with humanity.  Although mostly representational, I include narrative and abstract elements to keep my works creative and painterly.  My intention is to entice the viewer, lead them to a fascination with the technique, and enable them to discover a personal connection.  Enjoy the spark of emotion!

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