Chris Helton

Chris Helton

A Stitch in Time

Oil and cold wax



Award Winner: Honorable Mention

Juror's notes: This relational painting made me smile. I love how the background has been abstracted to lessen its importance. The story of this painting is the relationship between the two women. Any more detail elsewhere and the story would have become compromised. I love how the table and even the women’s legs are merely suggested, keeping our attention on who they are to each other and what they’re doing together. The figures are perfectly placed within the light square shape – not an easy task! The textures were a nice discovery when I got up close and personal with the painting. Once again, the shapes caught my eye and the story kept me engaged.


    Oregon Society of Artists

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    2185 SW Park Pl, Portland, OR 97205, USA

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