Helen Shideler


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Helen is a painter based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours - whatever medium feels right to capture an image the way she sees it.

She has always lived close to nature and is a lifetime animal lover. Her adventures to explore nature include having her camera almost always at hand and painting En Plein Air when weather permits. Helen tries to capture images that resonate with her by creating detailed natural and colourful paintings.

Over the years, Helen has developed a distinctive style as she always approaches her paintings as sculpting with paint. The majority of her work is created in a series. She works to explore a subject - often painting similar ideas in a variety of mediums. One painting will lead to another and then another…

For Helen the joy is in the challenge. The combination of complexities and the need to get it right. Constantly striving to hold herself to the highest standards while subscribing to the philosophy there is nothing you can’t fix!

Helen's work is included in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada and in the US. Having always been an active participant in regional and national art events and organizations, her work has been included in numerous invitational and juried shows across Canada and now internationally on-line as well. This participation has presented me with numerous exhibition opportunities, recognition and awards, including Best in Show. To date, she has held eleven solo exhibitions - two held 2021.

She is a signature member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC), signature member of The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), board member of the International Watercolour Society, Canada, president of the New Brunswick Craft Foundation , and member of the Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy.

Helen invites you to explore her online home. Here you will be able to view her paintings, read about her artistic journeys, painting process and watch for upcoming events: helenshideler.com