Helen Berger

 


 

 

 

Helen's Bio

Helen Berger was born in London, England to Russian émigré parents.  It was a family of musicians/painters/singers and she grew up surrounded by these artists, making her sensibilities pretty much pre determined.  She has been an artist all her life and considers herself self taught.  After years of family influence and guidance, independent study in Paris, London and Los Angeles, Helen has assisted established artists all her life and considers herself self taught.  After years of family influence and guidance, independent study in Paris, London and Los Angeles, Helen has assisted established artists long term and has attended numerous workshops. 

After using many different mediums over the years – wood, paper, clay, found objects, fabric and camera.  –Helen then settled into working with wood, paper and acrylic. 

Her previous process was to layer paint, painted and cut paper onto a wood panel, continuing in multiple sanded layers and finishing with a distinct application of paint to emphasize the negative spaces.  This work started out as a chaos of color and a challenge to recreate a mood of coherence, clarity and harmony. 

Still using Vellum, gesso and acrylic on wood panel, Helen’s latest series of blossoms, highlights textural contrast by blending the intricacy of finely hand decorated paper applied to a contrasting simpler background. 

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Sample Artwork