Helen Grimm

About

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I am an artist who lives and works on outer cape cod painting landscapes, seascapes and shellscapes of all sizes. With degrees in painting and art history from Cornell University I lived in California on and off for almost a decade and began my career as an herbalist and as a nurse. I returned to painting and my Cape roots in 2002  and am currently represented by the wonderful Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, MA

My Process

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My work embraces the push and pull between representation and abstraction and blends careful observation with emotional expression. I paint with oils on canvas, linen or panel. I move the paint around in a process of layering and building color and texture and then cutting away shape and form, in order to bridge a connection between my interior and exterior worlds.

My Inspiration

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Nature's shifting and shimmering transition zones, where land meets water and magic twists perception - those are the places from which I draw my inspiration. In particular, shells delight me with their jewel-like insides contradicting humble exteriors.

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