zencar

Michael Helfen known as ZENCAR and Eye of the Beholder

East Sandwich, Massachusetts 17 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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zencar

Michael Helfen known as ZENCAR and Eye of the Beholder

East Sandwich, Massachusetts | 17 Sales

Michael Helfen

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Michael Helfen

Announcement    I am a juried member of The Cape Cod Art Association. I am represented by three galleries: The Palette Fine Art Gallery in Sandwich, The Artists' Paintbox in Yarmouth on Cape Cod and The Cooley Gallery in Leesburg, Virginia. I do commission based on your photos or your j pegs. Contact me here or at eyeman814 [!at] comcast.net for details. I open my home as a gallery by appointment for those of you visiting Cape Cod.

Read and view the images of recent interview with me at pollyseipfineart.blogspot.com. Revealing, funny, informative, and I hope engaging. If you see something on my site here you like, but it is more than you can afford to spend, please convo me and we'll work something out. I always do. I paint to sell so my prices are variable. Ideal price versus today's bills. It will be a win-win. Most of these paintings and photos are offered as prints in different sizes at my other site michael-helfen.artistswebsite.com

Read the interview with The Cyber Art Gallery done recently. I was selected to do a double feature in this on line in this wonderful gallery. There are so many wonderful artists to appreciate.

I feature fine art photographs and original oil paintings, watercolors, and acrylic paintings. I am a juried member of The Cape Cod Art Association and member of The Yarmouth Art Guild.

People tell me they wish they saw the world the way I see it. I tell them, each person sees the world through their own inner vision.
The only other person who sees the world the way I do isa my muse, my wife Donna. She encouraged me to paint and makes judgment on my work. So far, so good.

The photos and paintings are of places I have visited, have liked or loved and in some cases, imagined. If you like beauty, you have to like my site.

If you would like a painting done, I work on commission to paint portraits of people, boats, pets, etc. Send me your reference photo, and I can paint what you want.

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Last updated on Feb 26, 2016

I am a juried member of The Cape Cod Art Association. I am represented by three galleries: The Palette Fine Art Gallery in Sandwich, The Artists' Paintbox in Yarmouth on Cape Cod and The Cooley Gallery in Leesburg, Virginia. I do commission based on your photos or your j pegs. Contact me here or at eyeman814 [!at] comcast.net for details. I open my home as a gallery by appointment for those of you visiting Cape Cod.

Read and view the images of recent interview with me at pollyseipfineart.blogspot.com. Revealing, funny, informative, and I hope engaging. If you see something on my site here you like, but it is more than you can afford to spend, please convo me and we'll work something out. I always do. I paint to sell so my prices are variable. Ideal price versus today's bills. It will be a win-win. Most of these paintings and photos are offered as prints in different sizes at my other site michael-helfen.artistswebsite.com

Read the interview with The Cyber Art Gallery done recently. I was selected to do a double feature in this on line in this wonderful gallery. There are so many wonderful artists to appreciate.

I feature fine art photographs and original oil paintings, watercolors, and acrylic paintings. I am a juried member of The Cape Cod Art Association and member of The Yarmouth Art Guild.

People tell me they wish they saw the world the way I see it. I tell them, each person sees the world through their own inner vision.
The only other person who sees the world the way I do isa my muse, my wife Donna. She encouraged me to paint and makes judgment on my work. So far, so good.

The photos and paintings are of places I have visited, have liked or loved and in some cases, imagined. If you like beauty, you have to like my site.

If you would like a painting done, I work on commission to paint portraits of people, boats, pets, etc. Send me your reference photo, and I can paint what you want.

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  • Michael Helfen

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    I have worked with the arts as a teacher and world traveler for forty-four years and am currently an adjunct professor of the Humanities at Cape Cod Community College. I love the dunes and marshes of each Cape Cod town and focus on Cape Cod landscapes, but I haven’t found anything I don’t like to paint. It is true what they say about the light being special on Cape Cod. The playful nature of water and light reflect objects' appearance from moment to moment, the reflection of colors and the prismatic way an object’s shape changes as light bounces off a boat, a dune, a shack, the sand, the blades of marsh grass, and, of course the water. Cape Cod is in one of those unique “light baths” all day long from sunrise to sunset. My favorite European locations are Italy, especially the Amalfi Coast and Italian fishing villages of the north; France from top to bottom, and the Greek Islands. Anywhere there are boats, shacks, sunlight, and lots of color. Each image I see is captured first in a photograph. I love the delicacy and innocence of watercolor, its transparence and lightness, even with solid objects or the petals of a flower. Each of my paintings starts with a watercolor sketch. I love oil’s texture, richness, vibrancy, depth of color, and intensity. I love the vividness, sparkle and the textures of acrylic mediums, and the challenge of organizing and capturing an image quickly before the acrylic dries. And some images are best left as a photograph.I am a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association both as a fine artist and as a photographer. I am a member of the Yarmouth Art Guild, Chatham Creative Arts, The Artisan’s Guild of Cape Cod and the Village Crafters. He is represented by All that Matters in Belmont, The Grove in Manchester by the Sea, and Picture This in Sandwich. I am available for weddings photography and for painting commissions.

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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