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Shyama Helin Artwork

Portland, Oregon · 284 Sales

shyama

Shyama Helin Artwork

Portland, Oregon 284 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   I am a painter living and working in Portland, Oregon. Sentimental reflection is a key element in my artwork. I mix characters with abstract and expressive elements to give a sense of mystery and ambiguity - hoping to enhance the viewer's intrigue. While my own idea of a story is woven into each piece, I strive to create work that is abstract enough to leave room for each viewer’s own interpretation.

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Announcement

I am a painter living and working in Portland, Oregon. Sentimental reflection is a key element in my artwork. I mix characters with abstract and expressive elements to give a sense of mystery and ambiguity - hoping to enhance the viewer's intrigue. While my own idea of a story is woven into each piece, I strive to create work that is abstract enough to leave room for each viewer’s own interpretation.

★★★★★★★★★★

Stay updated:
http://www.facebook.com/shyamahelin
http://www.fledglingartist.blogspot.com
www.shyamahelin.com

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Tish Campbell

Tish Campbell on Mar 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love this little piece! Thanks, Shyama~

kimdave1965

kimdave1965 on Sep 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love these little blocks. Colourful with a nostalgic twist. They look great on my wall.

kimdave1965

kimdave1965 on Jul 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love this colourful little block. Beautiful as always!

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About

Shyama the Artist

I started an Etsy shop in 2007 selling vintage inspired collages. I successfully sold the collages, that were mounted on little wood blocks for years to fans all over the world. As my work has evolved and my paintings larger, I have recently started selling both prints and originals of my larger acrylic paintings. I hope to tap into the fine art market and sell some of my work online.

My painting technique involves many layers to build up a highly textured background that appears cracked and aged. I do this with a variety of mediums layered and dried on top of each other. Once my background is dry, I sketch my figures on paper and adhere them directly to the canvas, adding one more layer of dimension. The final step is to paint in the background and work the figure into the setting as well - softening hard edges and painting in details.

I am a living and working in Portland, Oregon. As a child I was given the opportunity to draw and paint as much as possible and because I showed an early interest in art, I received private lessons throughout my schooling. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, I began a career as a Producer in the Marketing and Advertising industry. As I find balance between work and art I continue to draw inspiration from my peers and am consistently inspired by contemporary photographers, designers, and illustrators.

Sentimental reflection is a key element in my artwork. I mix characters with abstract and expressive elements to give a sense of mystery and ambiguity - hoping to enhance the viewer's intrigue. While my own idea of a story is woven into each piece, I strive to create work that is abstract enough to leave room for each viewer’s own interpretation.

My work has been hung in a variety of group shows as well as small solo exhibitions.

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    I am a painter living and working in Portland, Oregon. Sentimental reflection is a key element in my artwork. I mix characters with abstract and expressive elements to give a sense of mystery and ambiguity - hoping to enhance the viewer's intrigue.

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