Featured Artist Contest

Second Place

Helen Berger

Helen Berger

I was born in England I have studied and worked at the studio of Kai Von Baudissin in Paris, at The Anschel Gallery in London, at The Brentwood Art Center in Los Angeles and at The Tom Wudl Studio in Los Angeles where I was studio assistant to Tom Wudl for several years. Now I live and work in Los Angeles. The variety of media I have worked in includes, pottery, book making, woodturning, sculpting, assemblage with found objects, print, photography, collage, airbrush, oil and acrylic on canvas. Now I am combining some of these experiences into one art form and at present work on painted wood with laminated, painted and sculpted paper. I find the paper is fascinating in its combination of fragility and resilience, the wood is dependable, strong and almost vain in its possibilities and the paint is just flagrantly opulent. I randomly sand all multiple times, working in several layers, manipulating the texture, color and composition until I find a surface I like. Then I apply a final, detailed layer of acrylic paint. Sometimes I use metallic leaf for highlight.

My work has been shown in galleries based in Switzerland, New York, California and Nevada and is in numerous private and corporate collections in Copenhagen, Montreux, Paris, London, Boston, New York and California.

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