Group Memberships:

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour Signature Member (CSPWC)

IWS Canada - Eastern Rep, Treasurer

Fundy Group of Plein Air Painters

Arts Link NB

Society of Canadian Artists, Elected Member (SCA)


Kings County Studio Tour

Helen Shideler, CSPWC

Award Winning Canadian Artist

Hi, Iā€™m Helen.  When I am not in the studio painting I am dreaming about painting or outside somewhere with my camera scouting out wonderful things to inspire me. 

For me painting is a celebration of life and how light and color interact.  The real joy is in the challenge and complexity and getting it right. I constantly strive to hold myself to the highest standards. 

I work traditionally in watercolor, oils and acrylics and I love working in realism. Intimate detail with saturated living colour. I often imagine that I am sculpting with paint and always approach my art with enthusiasm and energy. My preferred subjects are all things nature, in particular flowers, animals and birds and sea & landscapes.  

Over the years, I have developed a distinctive style, full of life and often with a sense of whimsy.  Welcome to my online home. I invite you to explore, learn more about me and my work, and stop to embrace the slow pleasure of art and beauty.

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