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Helen Brown Watercolor Artist Helen Brown

“I enjoy the spontaneity of watercolor. When considering subjects to paint, I am attracted to those with interesting perspective, dramatic light and elements that are meaningful to me personally. Patterns, texture and unique shapes are particularly interesting to me.

I have been experimenting with papers and discovered that I love the texture and look of watercolor on ginwashi rice paper.  In most of my paintings, I use a batik process where I apply a resist to the paper (either molten wax or liquid rubber latex) over previously applied colors that I really like. That preserves that color from any further glazing. Whether on 300 lb watercolor paper, or rice paper, the result is a luminous, transparent painting.”

Helen Brown is a former French language instructor turned artist. She teaches watercolor painting, assists renowned artists at Art in the Mountains workshops and, in addition to the Tumalo Art Co., she is a member of the High Desert Art League, and the Watercolor Society of Oregon.



High Desert Art League – Bend, Oregon

Tumalo Art Company – Bend, Oregon

Watercolor Society of Oregon

Oregon Historical Society – Portland, Oregon