Helen specializes in pastel paintings as well as her hand-painted porcelain, an almost lost art.
These will be on display in the 1st floor Display Cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center from April 6 through May 3.
A native of New Jersey, Helen relocated to New England in 1985. Her work on porcelain includes age old decorative techniques stylized with images of flowers or fruit, and more modern abstract designs with lustre paints, both often using raised enamel and 22 karat liquid gold. Her work may appear on serving plates, dinnerware, mirrors, vases, pitchers, eggs and more.
In her pastel painting, Helen’s subject matter is quite varied, ranging from landscapes to portraits, although portraits are a first love. She has studied with Elizabeth Johansson and Oscar Durand in New England. In New Jersey she studied at Mercer County College, as well as with Juanita Crosby and Lee Stang Har in Princeton. She has studied porcelain painting with Betty Gottfredson in NJ, and at Cazanovia College with international teachers from the Professional Porcelain Artists Association.
Helen exhibits throughout the northeast and has received numerous awards from Maine to Manchester, including an “Artist of the Year Award” from Manchester Artist’s Association. She has taught classes throughout the area both in pastels and china painting, and especially loves teaching children.
The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire (next to Library, parking in rear.) Hours are: Tues 10-6, Wed-Fri 1-5, and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about this and other shows, either call the Center (603) 532-6527 or find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com.