Helen Vaughn


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.

Against the Wall
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches, 2017
Dancer in the Light
oil on canvas
36 x 12 inches, 2018
Lemon Pyramid
oil on canvas
10 x 8 inches, 2018
Morning Mist
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches, 2018

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

Water Lilies in Monet’s Garden
oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches, 2018
Celebrating Eve
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches, 2020
Shrouded Pear #3
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches, 2019
Shrouded Pear
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches, 2019

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