About the Artist

Winter ShadowsMy love for watercolor came to light twenty 25 years ago when I viewed  the most mesmerizing winter landscape painting I had ever seen, created by national artist, Nita Engle from Marquette, MI.  I was fortunate to meet her some years later, study with her for years,  and discover how she created her beautiful washes.

I just love to paint watercolors. My approach to watercolor painting has evolved to include a loose and free wet-into-wet style.  Many  describe my paintings as “impressionistic realism.”  I tend to use a number of special techniques to simulate the randomness of my subject, always trying maintaining a sense of realism.

I was self-taught as a watercolorist.  I love to travel to observe, sketch, and photograph subject matter for my paintings. I have studied extensively with national artists: Nita Engle, Karlyn Holman, Maxine Masterfield  and Jeanne Carbonetti.  North Light Book Publishing Co. published my  painting entitled “Genesis” in Splash 6, a book consisting of the work of 93 artists throughout the country.

Genesis

I reside in St. Paul, MN where I maintain a working studio and teach watercolor painting classes & workshops.  I am  a member of the Northstar Watermedia Society. My paintings can be found in juried, solo & group shows as well as in private collections.

For more information about my paintings or teaching schedule please feel free to contact me at: helenbondwatercolors@gmail.com or call at (651) 231-5535.