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Helen Power

Helen Power
Sample Work

The purpose of my artwork is to experience the journey of artmaking. This journey is more meaningful to me than the product and varies by time. The journey provides meaning and the product may be openly interpreted. I learned to trust my creative journey and to work intuitively using the skills Ilearned in my art education. Patterns and repetitions are formed in the language I use. This language of lines, shapes and colors forms the composition for each artwork. Abstraction became my language of art expression. As such, my creative reference point is the internal world. The patterns and repetitions created in mywork are enormously satisfying and regulating and make me feel centered within myself.

2020 Helen Power
Artist Resume/ Professional Bio
Helen was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. At the completion of her senior high school year she was awarded a full scholarship to attend the College of Fine Art (COFA) at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney. In 1984 she graduated with a B.Ed(Art). Helen taught painting and Art History in Sydney for many years. During that time she was the Head of the Art Department at Loreto Kirribilli for 8 years. In 1988 she was awarded an International Fellowship from The American Association of University Women to study Art Therapy at The George Washington University in Washington, DC., earning an MA in 1990. Subsequently, Helen completed a graduate degree in Social Work at Catholic University, earning an MSW in 1997. After further post graduate work in Play Therapy, Helen became a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, with the International Play Therapy Association. She is now a Psychotherapist in private practice in McLean, VA, incorporating Art and Play into therapeutic work with children and adolescents.Helen has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Australia and the US.Her paintings and drawings are represented in collections in Australia, US, Europe and Japan.
Exhibitions. Group Shows
• Torpedo Factory Artists' Association; 2020 - 2021
• The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. 2016-2021
• Fowler Kellogg Gallery, Chautauqua, NY. 2015-2021
• Falls Church Arts, VA.2015-2021
• Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC. 2014
• Yellow Barn, Glen Echo,MD. 2014-20
• Lake Barcroft Art League, VA. 2010-2021
• Gallery West,Alexandria, VA. 1995
• George Washington University, 1992
• Highlights of the Year, MLK Memorial Library. 1988
• Co-ordination Design Studio, Sydney. 1987
•Center Art Space, Sydney. 1983 Solo Shows
• Falls Church Arts, Falls Church,VA. 2019
• UUCA, Arlington,VA. “Possibilities “. 2011
• Gallery West,Alexandria, VA. 1995
• Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, Australia. 1987
• Forestville Community Arts Center, Sydney, Australia. 1981

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