Name: Helen Werner Cox
Exhibition: Silent Screams
Media: Oil and Pastels, Water Soluble Ink, Crayon, Ink and Charcoal.
Gallery: Max L. Gatov Gallery West
About the Artist:
She grew up in New York. When she was 18 years old she moved to Boston, Massachussets for 16 years. She taught highschool while she lived in Boston. Then she decided to move to California. She was offered a teaching job in a Libert Middle school in Long Beach. She taught art and later on she applied for the librarian job and obtained the job. She is in th MFA drawing and painting figurative. This is her last semeater and she is a graduate. Her interests are print classes, gardening, and likes to read.
In her art work she put a lot of detail which looked so amazing. All the small detail which gave it a real life picture. She used a lot of colors from pastels and it was colorful and beautiful. She used warm and cool colors. Also light and darks and mixed blues and reds. She drew the horses with their mouth open and whether they were up or down.
She is inspired by carousel horses. She was on for four hours while she was on it she sketched it out by getting every detail she saw while she was on the carousel ride.
When I saw the drawing of the carousel horses it reminded me when i would ride them when I was younger. It was very detailed and looked very real. It was beautiful art work.