“In my journey to become a better artist, I have the continuing adventure of self-discovery, challenge, and excitement. Every painting is a new experience, a way to voice my feelings and ideas about the beauty around me, and a constant motivation to find true original expression. I consider my journey as one just begun because I will always have new ideas to express and new ways to express them.”
Helen Brooks lives in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, with her husband of 50 years. She has two children, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. While teaching at South Pittsburg High School, she studied charcoal, pastel, and oil under her friend and mentor, Bettie Wilson. Upon retirement, she studied experimental water-media under Sandra Painter Washburn.
She has also studied oil and acrylic techniques under Helen VanWyk, Janet McGrath, and Anne Bagby.
She is a member of Tennessee Art League, Tennessee Watercolor Society, Chattanooga Civic Arts League, AVA, and Allied Arts in Chattanooga.
Her favorite honors are Spectrum at Hunter Art Gallery 2009, Tennessee Watercolor Society, Region III Exhibitions at Shuptrine Gold Leaf Gallery, 2008 and 2009, Bill Shores Gallery 2006, Tennessee Watercolor Exhibition 2006, and signature member of Central South Art Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee.