Michelle Terry-Helmick

Artist's Statement

Drawing provides me with an uninhibited sense of discovery, while satisfying a tactile urge. Sculpting lets me touch and manipulate what I feel needs to come off the page. A work could be realistic, abstract, but I won't know until it's done. Layer by layer I hope to create meticulous artworks.

My interests change constantly and so does the work. I embrace different styles and techniques, and use most traditional mediums. Experimentation is essential to my process (or lack of).

I've drawn and made art since I was a child, and was surrounded by a family full of artists. I seem to be drawn to human faces, expressions and also the intricacies found in nature.