In The Moment, by Helen Durant, is a body of work filled with drawings, painting and mixed media capturing the moment.
Durant releases herself in each piece which delivers such depth and emotion. There is nothing tiring or static in her artwork, the fluid strokes creates a conversation that is ongoing.
The pieces from In The Moment are just that. They are so entrenched with daily moments that are filed with marks expressing Durant's voice from within. “It was just before the holidays,” says Durant, “which leaves us all more exposed to emotions. From the moment I woke up I was led by the paint and charcoal to release my feelings from the heart. There is no conscience message, it’s in the moment and the purest form of my art. It invites the audience to experience and bring their feelings and interpretations in the moment.”
Durant has spent a life time honing her skills recording life through drawing. She has been experimenting with paint, torn paper, graphite, and found objects for most of her career. She found her voice in the ability to capture a fleeting moment expressing with gestures, energies and spirits of animals and people surrounding her.
Over the past few decades, Durant has exhibited widely in the United States. Her work can be seen in many public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Her varied bodies of work are represented in Jackson Hole by Diehl Gallery, in Atlanta by Thomas Deans Fine Art, and in Savannah by Roots Up Gallery.