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HELENA ROGERS 

We are pleased to feature the works of Helena Rogers with the theme “On the Surface” at the July-August exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

The Museum is open Friday – Sunday 1:00PM-5:00 PM. Masks and distancing are required. Admission to the Wall is free.

“’On the Surface’ is my look, look, looking at things, things right at hand. In much the same way one stops to smell the roses, one can stop to ‘see’ the ordinary in a detailed and often time wonderful light,” Helena said. “You really don’t have to go far at all, in fact some of the most interesting displays of colors and shapes can be found as we look closer, deeper at what may lie just at our feet.”

“Through the last year and a half, it is often the ordinary that has kept me interested, curious to go on,” she continued. “It might be an artist’s palette, a frozen puddle under foot, or a workbench with years of layered creativity. These simple things can provoke so many thoughts. Thoughts have been a point of focus for me recently.  I hope these paintings will prompt you to have interesting thoughts about what it is you are seeing, or what you ‘think’ you are seeing. It was my pleasure!”

Helena Rogers is a self-taught oil painter who first picked up a paintbrush seven  years ago on a whim. Her car just drove her to the art supply store without a plan, and a life love was found. Henry Miller wrote a book titled, To Paint is to Love Again, and this was very true for Helena.

Exhibits include:

  • Burien Press 2021 – solo
  • Maverick Art Space 2020, a studio scenario set up for three months in which many paintings were created.
  • Burien Arts Association – solo 2019
  • Windermere West Seattle – solo 2019
  • Windermere Mount Baker – solo 2019

In 2020 the Burien Arts Association named Helena Artist of the Year. She has participated in the Burien Arts annual Vision 20/20 art auction for four years running.

For more on Helena, see Facebook, Helena Rogers – Painter,  and Instagram, helenarogers100.

All works on display at the Museum are for sale. Please email  burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.