Leslie Lovell, Savannah GA

Helen Durant - Painting

Helen Durant has been experimenting with paint, torn paper, graphite, and found objects for most of her life. From a formal painting class at the old Atlanta School of Art to her current studio she has invented her own ways of translating the world around her.

Durant's love of animals has been evident throughout her career. Her concern for the environment and its wildlife has deepened into a passion for conservation. Her love of wolves and concern for the struggles they now face as result of misconceptions and myth has moved her to produce an entire body of work on the subject in the last several years.

“She works in mixed media, primarily charcoal and acrylics, sometimes adding collage elements, such as newspaper. Her subjects are most often figures or animals. Helen is interested in the role played by the unconscious in her work, and she strives to not force the content, but rather to let it emerge out of the process of painting itself. And Durant's creative process always begins with drawing, which she calls her "first love.”

Helen 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.

Artworks by Helen Durant - Painting