Helen C. Powell has been creating photographic images for nearly 60 years. During that time she has studied with such luminaries as Minor White, Lisette Model, Constantine Manos, Cig Harvey and Lynn Karlin.
Her subject matter has spanned landscape, dance, flowers, people, architecture and even street work. As photography has gained greater recognition and power as an art form, she has ventured from traditional-size work to larger-format images which can be gallery-wrapped or printed on metal and other materials for display in contemporary or commercial settings.
With a BA in art history, she acquired a sense of classic imagery, to which she added the formal study of visual perception. She continued her color and composition experiments and arrived at her own soft, graphic and occasionally whimsical realism, which she has imbued with what she calls “a kind eye on reality.”