Helen is a former Jersey girl who has claimed Virginia home after completing college in the state. She holds a degree in Equine Science with a minor in Art. Further studies in art include classes at VCU, the VMFA Museum School, and the Visual Arts Center.
Although training dressage horses is a 24/7 job, Helen always found time for art such as designing wedding invitations, horse show posters, creating collages, or painting wall murals, and attending classes to experiment with different mediums. Physical limitations have limited her riding career and the saving grace is more time for art!
Her current body of work encompasses altered photographs which started simply as studies for paintings but morphed into its own genre. She believes that her being computer illiterate and having self taught the use of manipulations encouraged more creativity.
A favorite quote is “Creativity is contagious, pass it on” Albert Einstein