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Helene Martin has been working with her hands since the age of 12. She paints mainly with oils, using textures, design and colour to create fascinating paintings. Realism is felt throughout her work. Helene continually experiments with new techniques to improve her artwork. She likes to paint outdoors to bring to her work all the sensations she feels from her surroundings.

Hélène Martin travaille de ses mains depuis l’âge de 12 ans. Elle peint principalement à l’huile et utilise textures et couleurs pour créer des scènes fascinantes. Son style réaliste se ressent à travers tout son œuvre. Hélène aime expérimenter avec de nouvelles techniques pour améliorer ses œuvres. Elle aime à peindre à l’extérieur pour apporter à son travail toutes les sensations qu’elle y ressent

EDUCATION:

Visual Art Centre, Orleans, under Professor Deborah Czernecky. 2000- 2006
Color theory #1 Sept 2003 to Dec 2003 & #2 Jan to April 2006, under Debora Czernecky
Kerry Vaughan Workshop November 2003
Denise Pelletier Workshop January 2005
Outdoors Painting trip with the Outdoor Ensemble, Charlevoix, QC March 2006 Montpellier, QC, October 2006, CAMMAC, QC, April 07, La Petite Rouge, QC, Oct 07 and April 09
Outdoor Painting trips with the Painting Buddies, May 07, organisation and participant
Plein Air painting in Kamouraska, 2008-09-10 and againg in 2011
Life drawing, Orleans, Dec 07 to June 11

AWARDS:

Galerie de la Rive, Viewer’s Choice 1st place for Deux Chevaux dan la Neige II, Dec 7th, 2008
Arteast: Third place, oil category, for Annecy France, Oct 07
Arteast: Second place, oil category, for Jeune Femme au collier, Sept. 06
Arteast: Second place, oil category, for Safe in Port, September 2005
Arteast: Second place, oil category, for Brigus, NFL, September 2004
Ottawa Art Association: First place oil category, for Sunset on Ice, Dec 03
Arteast: Honourable mention, Sept.2003, oil category, for Cape Spear
Ottawa Art Association, Second place, oil cat. for Rock Face, June 03
Ottawa Art Association, Honourable mention, oil cat. For Carlos, Nov 09
Ottawa Art Association, First place, oil category, for Morning commute, Nov 2010
Ottawa Art Association, Second place, oil category, for Frozen Pond

EXHIBITIONS:

Coloris sur la Baie, October 2006, vice-president and exhibitor,juried
Exhibition at Centre Culturel Ste-Famille in Rockland, Dec 06 to Feb 07, three artists
Paintings in Parkdale gallery, Nov 06 to Feb 07
Galerie Old Chelsea
Galerie Old Chelsea, group exhibition, Fev 07, July & August 07, Fev 08, Jan and Feb 09 and January 2010
Ottawa Tulip Festival, 2005 to 2011,juried
Solo show at Ottawa Folklore Centre, March 07, October 07, and November 2009
Coloris sur la Baie, Rockland, Ontario, Oct 2007 and 2008, juried
Artour, Clarence-Rockland, Sep 2007, Sept 2009 and 2011,juried
Galerie de la Rive, Rockland, organiser and participating artist, 2005 to Oct 2011
Arbor Gallery, Jan-Feb 09
Galerie Old Chelsea, two artists show, Dec 12, 2009, to Jan 6, 2010.
Galerie les Trois Petits Points, Alexandria, March & April 2010, solo
Galerie Atrium, Nepean, with the Kam 7, Sept 2011
ARTour 2012