Thinking and Feeling

Hello to All, and Welcome!

I am happy to announce my website for Helen Chamberlain Art. It’s well underway but there are still a few things yet to be included such as a question and answer area, additional galleries, and a discussion area. Meanwhile, the two galleries featured thus far are the Spiritual Gallery, and the Angelic and Elemental Realm Gallery.

How it All Began

As a younger artist I started a once-a-week watercolor class. This artistic endeavor allowed my soul, smothered by materialism to start to “breathe” again while learning all the basic steps, which shortly led to exhibitions followed by occasional awards.

Still, there was something missing. The question I had was, “Why color?”  What is it that draws one to try to understand the healing aspects of light, darkness, and color? My initial works followed that pursuit, yet they seemed to lack the coherency I sought. They were more about the expressions of feeling life than anything else.

Many more questions began to surface in the early 1990s while studying art in the Netherlands, and this is where I found the sense of coherency I was searching for.  I simply developed and employed the thinking aspects of veil painting as opposed to relying on the feeling aspects.

The most beautiful thing we can experience
is the mysterious
It is the source of all true art and science

~ Albert Einstein

A searching student or developing artist faces the mystery of what happens to our paintings (there are no accidents as a wise person once stated). True art needs to be presented and true science needs to include the forces from the spiritual world. If not, both art and science deteriorate and truth is misrepresented.

“As the dim mists dissolve” in viewing a veil painting, coherency through the correct process manifests, where color and images appear.

On with the Show

I am also pleased to announce my upcoming art show, September 18, 2021 from 1 to 4pm, at St. Basil’s Parish, 355 Tusculum Road, Nashville, TN. The 19 original veil paintings from the Spiritual Gallery will be on display. I’ll also be giving a talk and answering questions at around 2:30pm. There will also be refreshments. This event is free to all.

I look forward to seeing everyone. More on this event and a flyer for download can be found here. Many thanks to John Plummer for making this event possible, and to Barbara Bittles, Martha Loving Orgain, Linda Cooper, and Niles Franco for all their input and assistance.

Lastly, both the Spiritual Gallery, and the Angelic and Elemental Realm Gallery are now e-commerce enabled, and to commemorate my website and and the upcoming art show the coupon code “HCA1231” can be applied through the end 2021 to all purchased items for a 25% discount.