November 2, 2013 § 1 Comment
Helga Prichard studied art and modern dance for pleasure while earning a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. In art the study of shape, color and form and in dance the use of time, space and energy sharpened her awareness of the beauty surrounding us. A realistic landscape painter at first, she now more and more lets her impressions govern the presentation of the subject matter.
During the past 30 years, while teaching modern dance at Union College and at the Schenectady County Community College and raising a family, she studied with local art teachers including Lora Lee Jekkals, Jane Kirstel, Edgar Bazell and Sal Cascio. For the last seven years, she attended workshops by Carol Barnes, Louise Cadillac, Marilyn Hughrey Phillis, Pat Dews and Mary Todd Beam at Greenville, NY. At present she studies with Karen Rosasco and Betsy Apgar Smith.
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September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
My paintings range from plein-aire oils to larger scale studio work. Subjects are the landscape, snowplows, and trains. I often incorporate relief text or images into these paintings.
As a printmaker I work in relief prints: woodcuts, wood engravings, and linocuts. Images again derive from the landscape; birds, plants and insects round out my interests, a recent series of engravings are entitled “A Suite for St. Francis”.
I also work in large scale charcoal drawings on mylar, most of these begin with photographic resources I shoot while hiking in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Colorado, and California.