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Artist Dikki Van Helsland


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Biography


I was born in Hungary, and lived in Germany for a few years prior to arriving in the United States with my family in 1950.  The arts were important and very evident throughout my childhood.   My parent’s love for art and gardening nurtured my desire to create floral designs especially the desert cactus flowers of Arizona.
 
While my basic art ability is self-developed, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Fine Arts Degree from Old Dominion University, Virginia.  My work experience includes design, silkscreen, and faux decorating for an interior renovation company.  I have also done faux wall art for private residences and completed large floral murals for a commercial building.  I am commissioned each year to do batik house portraits for a Washington DC real estate broker.
 
My goal is to create works that intrigue with color and bring an emotional response within the viewer.  At this time I am focusing on southwest and horse themes. My work has won numerous awards, and has been shown in galleries in the US and Europe.
 
I have participated in many batik workshops including a Batik World Conference and Surface Design Conference with other renowned batik artists.   My batik workshops and demonstrations spread an understanding of this unique art form.
 
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