Helen Shafer Garcia is a painter, mixed media, book arts artist and award winning illustrator. Her whimsical style shows a love for living creatively with a studio filled to the brim with found objects! Helen creates textured books, monotypes, mixed media sculptures, and colorful iconographic and whimsical paintings on paper or on curious recycled found object surfaces.
For over 22 years, Helen’s watercolor illustrations have graced the cover brochures, garden articles and advertisements of numerous International resorts and magazines. Awards include four San Diego Press Club First Place Awards of Excellence in Illustration for San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine.
Helen holds a BA degree in Fine Arts and currently teaches college level Watercolor and Acrylic painting, Book Arts, and Pastels. She also teaches Watercolor and Mixed Media workshops internationally and across the US.
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