Richard Helland | Palatine, IL


Painting is my vehicle to creatively express and share my impressions of favorite experiences that I have in my life. The process of painting is every bit as exciting and rewarding to me as  is the finished painting. I am more interested in conveying my impressions and capturing the emotional qualities of an experience than I am in rendering a realistic image. My hope is that others will enjoy my interpretations of these experiences through my work.

I find transparent watercolor to be the perfect medium for me. Left to its natural attributes, it will move and flow and create wonderful visual affects. The balancing act of controlling the medium and “letting it go” is a continual, fun and exciting learning experience.

Announcement: Welcome!

Although the event is still the third week in July Fair days have changed to Thursday through Sunday  Please join us for the 2018 Art Fair Thursday July 19 – Sunday July 22! “Diversity, Live it on South U.” Located on the south edge of the U of M campus, the South University Area is […]