DeKooning said “sometimes you just have to take a walk; a walk in your own landscape”. When I paint I am walking in my own landscape dwelling somewhere between the dream and waking worlds. In the middle of my process I remember the quote “science makes life possible; art makes it worth living”. When I’m completing a piece, I’m very concerned that it makes sense and resonates with viewers. And I can’t help but think of Joan Miro’s comment “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.” At the end I am hoping to present something that invites viewers to pause, take a deep breath and drop their shoulders. I hope they will ask not what it is but how it makes them feel.
Long-time AVA artist Helen Shulman paints in oils with cold wax medium and incorporates other materials into her abstract works.
Helen received her training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. She has also studied with Rebecca Crowell in Gloucester Ma, and Ballycastle Ireland. Her work appears in the definitive book on cold wax, “Cold Wax Medium, Techniques, Concepts and Conversations” by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin. Helen teaches workshops in the use of cold wax.
Helen has exhibited widely both in group and solo shows. A full list can be found on her web site: helenshulman.com. She is currently represented by Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT and Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA She also exhibits with Saatchi Online. Her works are in public and private collections across the country and internationally.
Note: please co-ordinate with artist for framing of unmated unframed pieces