Helen Campbell Fine Art

 
 
 

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Helen Campbell

Helen Campbell Fine Art

Flasher, ND

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Helen often works on location. Along with some works of a more abstract nature, she chooses to use plein air painting as a way to emphasize connection with the land. Art and life can be as close as a painting needing to be executed quickly because of wind, cold, heat, and the changes of shape and color as sun and clouds move. She feels a work is most successful when the colors, textures, and composition fit the overall mood and subject. Working in acrylic with layering and gestural brush strokes, using her palette knife to apply paint or scrape and scratch, Helen's goal is for the paintings to reflect a little of the character of the northern great plains, and by implication, the stamina and grit needed by those who reside here. This is a country of beauty, of big skies, of rolling fields, buttes and coulees. It is also vast, endures droughts and floods, excessive heat and deep cold, and is layered with interesting histories.

Helen's work has been included in juried exhibits in Michigan, New York, North Dakota and Pennsylvania and she has won awards in Michigan and New York. She received a BFA in 1980 from Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI. In 1987 Helen and her husband moved from New York to North Dakota where they have since lived and enjoyed raising their family.


 
 

River Ice and Oil Cars

 
 

Cold Day

 
 

Buildings

 
 

Hills of St. Anthony

 
 

Held Up

 
 

Early Spring

 
 

Canola and Clouds

 
 

Northern Light

 
 

Moon on the Rise

 
 

Across the Coulee

 
 

Near the Pond

 
 

From the Top

 
 

The Little Missouri

 
 

Hillside Hideouts

 
 

Sand Bars on the Missouri

 
 

The Land Gives

 
 

Coulee Colors

 
 

Bristling Rushes

 
 

Points West

 
 

Against the Wind

 
 

Railway Bridge

 
 

Clouds and Sunshine

 
 

Open to Expansion

 
 

Camp at Crown Butte

 
 

High Water Hiatus