As an emerging artist, creating art has become more and more important to Helene during the past year serving as both an outlet and a growth opportunity. Always having a passion for observing the world in a way that energizes, Helene strives to translate that inspiration onto a blank canvas in a way that conveys her personal experiences, energy, and spirit. Creating art adds dimension and connection to her in a way that is expansive, positive, and challenging; “I can’t imagine life without it”. Helene works primarily in oils but also loves putting together fun colorful mixed media creations.
Mixed Media Artist
Spriha Gupta is a narrative mixed media artist bringing organic forms and textures into her body of work. She uses iconic symbolism to exemplify concepts close to her heart that are influenced by personal, societal, and environmental changes. Strongly influenced by her Indian cultural roots she is fearless in her use of colors and weaves them into her creation. She feels that art can pull one out of isolation in so many ways and illuminate the interior world that resides in each one of us while engaging in a dialogue. Art heals; it calms and inspires. Spriha builds layers and textures with different materials including various gel mediums The almost three-dimensional pieces of her work suggest that art has no boundaries and is limitless in nature the colors and forms flow from one space to another.
Spriha’s artworks have been featured at various exhibition venues. Her works are also part of private collections across the globe.
Renee P. Egan
Landscape/ portrait painter
“As a painter I aim for an impression that is romantic through dynamic lighting, color and texture. I often photograph landscapes at dusk, or wait for early morning light. I am influenced by my travels and often come home and paint their scenes. I am most inspired when working directly outside with nature. This is where my perception of color and light are the keenest! My attempt is not to capture the reality of the space, but nature’s mysteries and wonderment through light, texture and color. “
Sculptor, Photographer, Educator
One of the very early staff at the Johnson Atelier where he co-developed the Sand Casting Department and eventually ran it for many years. Responsibilities there entailed developing cutting-edge Sand Molding techniques, making high-quality castings for the top sculptors in the world, and teaching these techniques to hundreds of skilled apprentices for over 20 years.
He has taught classes, workshops, and demos throughout the country and in many places in Europe and Canada.
Currently, Rory runs his own Sculpture and Photography studio from home, gives workshops, and exhibits regularly. He is also a part-time Art Handler at the Princeton University Art Museum.