CHRIS HELTON fine artist
"An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all." Paul Cézanne
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!