Helvi Smith

Media: acrylic

Artist’s Statement: It began innocently enough. The Crayola box with 8 colors soon advanced to the 16 pack then the 24 and then the box with 64 colors with the built in sharpener. There was no going back! It was when I started painting that I realized that I had found my reason to be on this planet. Everything fit into place. Me. The paint. The canvas. Everything just fit. I consider myself so danged fortunate to have found my passion in life because many do not! I am totally self taught and the challenges and mysteries of painting are constantly keeping me on my toes. What did you do yesterday? I painted! What did you do last Friday? I painted! What did you do the last 8 years? I painted!! I am a big believer in the “10,000 hour rule.”

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Address: 1914 Elm St Forest Grove Show in Google Maps

Directions: FROM PACIFIC AVE IN FOREST GROVE HEADING WEST Turn L on Elm St. House is PINK in the middle of the block on the right.FROM 19th AVE IN FOREST GROVE HEADING EAST Turn L on Elm St. House is PINK in the middle of the block on the left.