My aim as a painter is to bring to life a slice of the world as I experience it. Light, color and form are my vocabulary.
These eight paintings represent the kind of work I’ve been doing most recently.
While still life and landscape painting continue to be of enduring interest, in the recent past, I’ve returned to figurative work. Many years ago, someone asked me, “Why do you only paint women?” My quick and short response was, “Because I am one.” That was the answer thirty years ago and it still holds true today. I believe at some level, most painters’ works are autobiographical. That is certainly true for me.
When I paint, I not only want to share what moves me but to open up the possibility of a new way of seeing for the viewer. Light, form and color are my vocabulary.
I hope the passion I feel for what I do shows. Thank you for taking the time to look!
Helen Vaughn, March, 2020