Helen Wheatley was born in Maryland and moved to Florida’s Space Coast in 1995 after a corporate downsizing left her unemployed and looking to start a whole new life. Helen took her first art class, a watercolor painting class, in 1999. Inspired by Florida’s natural beauty, she began creating artwork from her own photographs. Once she started selling and competing she began looking to further challenge and express her creativity. Helen has studied with fine artists in various styles and mediums from across the United States. This diversity of influence has led to her unique style today. Helen now works in acrylics and mixed media and her process is loose, lively and intuitive. She finds this allows her love of color, movement and texture to create mystery in her works and tell a story with lost and found passages that make her work so unique.