Category: Exhibits

Altered Book – Update

I just finished my altered book project, pretty much just in time, and I think it turned out great!  I recycled some artwork from an old project, pulled out some beautifully colored old picture pages to save for a future project and cut the rest of the pages down.  I designed a new cover, colored it in watercolor pencil and titled my new book, “In the Octopus’s Garden”.  I hope you will consider joining me at the exhibition preview on Tuesday, March 6th at the Satellite Beach Library from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  The library is located at 751 Jamaica Blvd.

For further information, call Paula Steere (321) 917-3236.   The exhibit will be on display at the library from March 7th through March 31st during regular library hours.

Renew Exhibition - Altered Books

My book "In the Octopus's Garden"Renew Exhibition - Altered Books


I’m participating in an altered book project for the first time.  My plan is to recycle some artwork from a previous project and use it to create my book.  I also took pages I liked from the book and put them away to use in a future piece.  I spent the weekend at an art show where I was able to create the cover for my book.  It should be finished soon and displayed in the “Renew” exhibition at the Satellite Beach Library.

Renew Exhibition

Acrylic on illustration board

Night Tide

acrylic on paper
Masquerade Ball

My latest series of paintings is on display now at Art Gallery of Viera, located at The Avenue, Viera.

The Celebration Series includes “Masquerade Ball” (at right), “Opening Night”, and “Bon Voyage”.  Mingled in with these larger paintings are some of my smaller acrylic abstracts including my latest works, “Humanity Sea”, “The Crossing”, and “Awaiting the Storm”.
Last weekend, one of my small abstracts, “Night Tide” above left, received a Merit Award at Strawbridge Art League’s juried show, Water.  It can be seen at the Henegar Center for the Arts, located at 625 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne, Florida through January 22nd, 2012.
This weekend, I am exhibiting with the Central Brevard Art Association at their 6th annual Heritage Isle Holiday Art Show.  The show is at the Heritage Isle Community Clubhouse, (a beautiful ballroom setting) at 6800 Legacy Boulevard, Viera, Florida. To get there, take the Wickham Rd. exit from I-95 and go west past the traffic circle. Continue west and you’ll find the Heritage Isle community on the right side of Wickham. The show will be open Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm and on Sunday the 13th from noon till 4:00 pm. 
The plight of the Black Cat

Black Cat Rescue

Guests at Art Gallery of Viera
Making some new friends
New friends and old
Halloweird Bunch
If you couldn’t make it to Art Gallery of Viera last night because you couldn’t get to your boat or your waders weren’t high enough to keep you dry, fear not!  The exhibit will be there throughout the month of October.  Odd art of all kinds are on display and you will marvel at the creativity and perhaps wonder “what were they thinking?”   The folks from the South Brevard Humane Society were on hand to dispel myths about black cats and raise awareness of their particular difficulty in getting adopted.  Donations of canned cat food, paper towels, cleaning products, etc. gratefully accepted.
Japanese Flower Arrangement

Ikebana adds elegance

Wanting to do something special for Chris Maslow’s solo exhibit “Still Motion” at Art Gallery of Viera, I wandered through my garden looking for inspiration.  What I found was a loropetalum in need of some pruning.  I cut quite a few  long branches and took them inside to soak (condition) in water.  I knew I had a container that was the perfect color match, so all I needed now was some flowers.  A quick trip to Publix and I had these lovely, large mums and a stunning color combination.
Japanese flower arranging is based on line and the key is simplicity.  Some thoughtful clipping resulted in this artful design that allows the water to show and leaves room “for the birds to fly through”.  Both of these aspects are highly desirable in the Sogetsu school.
Watercolor painting on paper

Bamboo Moon

 Be sure to stop by Art Gallery of Viera this Saturday night, August 13th, from 6-9 pm. for an island experience at our Tropical Daze art show’s opening reception.
My paintings, Bamboo Moon, seen at left, Bamboo, Man Over Board, and a framed (#1)  giclee print of Beach Baby are included among artwork by Art Gallery of Viera artists, as well as several guest artists.  There will be live steel drum music, live tropical birds, refreshments and more!  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy art that suits our Florida lifestyle.  Mediums from acrylic to watercolor and silk to jewelry will be available for purchase.  Meet the artists who create this lovely work and learn more about the talents that surround you here in Brevard County.


Acrylic painting


“Celebration”, my original acrylic painting on canvas, has been accepted into 100% Pure Florida.   100% Pure Florida is Fifth Avenue Art Gallery’s annual juried show.
The show will run from August 30th – October 2nd.   Fifth Avenue is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida.  Check out the exhibit during the opening reception scheduled for Friday, September 2nd, from 5:30-8:30 pm.   1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners will be announced at the opening reception.  You can vote for your favorite artwork for the Viewer’s Choice Award that will be announced on September 27th.
Watercolor on paper
Beach Baby

My beautiful “Beach Baby” painting sold at Art Gallery of Viera today and will be living at the ocean where he belongs.

This painting was accepted into SAL’s juried “Go Green” show and was exhibited at the Brevard Art Museum as well as FIT library.  He won 2nd place in 2009 CBAA show and was used to promote the show the following year.  Bye bye, Beach Baby.

New Exhibit

Watercolor with Collage
Today’s Bouquet

I just finished hanging several pieces of art, in various styles and mediums, at Merritt’s Table.  (Thanks, Laura & Chris)

If you haven’t been there, Merritt’s Table is a fine dining establishment, located at 170 N. Grove Street on Merritt Island.  The restaurant specializes in using all fresh ingredients and the menu is constantly changing.  Stop in for some fine food, exceptional wine and enjoy some fine art while you’re there.

Last night was the opening reception for the “Mom Would Love That” show at Art Gallery of Viera and if you missed it, well you can still see the exhibit through the month of May.  There was food and friends and music and finally, the reveal of my latest work.  I reached and even passed my goal of 16 new pieces.  21 of the 22 pieces I installed can still be viewed.  Stop in, take a look and let me know what YOU think. 

Acrylic paintings by Helen Wheatley
Artist of the Month – May 2011

 The gallery will continue to accept donations for Sally’s House (paper products, cleaning supplies, diapers,etc.) as well as sell raffle tickets for the baskets of art, throughout the Month of May.  All proceeds from the raffle go to Sally’s House.