Artist Helen Wood

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Artist Statement
I paint in soft pastel. It provides a wonderful medium for conveying light, color, shape, and their interplay to create mood. My subjects vary across landscape, still life, and the occasional animal.  Using photographs as a point-of-departure, I try to capture the essence of the subject without all the detail.  My mother, Helen Busey Wood, was a professional artist and teacher who worked primarily in oils.  From my early childhood I watched her paint. She encouraged me to draw and paint, but I didn’t pursue either until I retired from a career in science and technology. Now, painting is my passion. I find great joy in the creative process and the opportunity to share my work.
Helen Wood, a resident of Bethesda, MD, studied drawing and watercolor before moving exclusively to soft pastels. She is a member of the Rockville Art League, Montgomery Art Association, Maryland Pastel Society, Laurel Art Guild, and Friends of the Yellow Barn. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Pastel Society and has managed several shows for the Montgomery Art Association. An emerging artist, her work has been well received in shows and by private collectors. 
Recent Exhibitions and Awards

Rockville Art League Juried Members Winter Show (3rd Place, Pastels)
“Paint the Town Labor Day Show” Montgomery Art Association members judged show. (Honorable Mention, Landscape)  
Rockville Art League Juried Members Spring Show 
Laurel Art Guild 52nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition 
Art at the Mill Juried Show, Clarke County Historical Association
Friends of the Yellow Barn Small Works VI Show 
Women’s Club of Chevy Chase 45th Annual Community Art Show 


Rockville Art League Juried Members Winter Show  
26th Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Juried Show
Beacon Newspapers and the Advisory Board of Celebration of the Arts 2020. (Honorable Mention, Drawing Category) 
"Creative Expressions" Montgomery Art Association Members Show
Rockville Art League Juried Members Spring Show 
Montgomery Art Association Members Show at Oasis [...]

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