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Helen E Blair

1022 Hickory Avenue
Niceville, FL  32578

Email:  hebart1@gnt.net  

Life's a canvas....paint it beautiful

About the Artist

Helen is a certified instructor with Koh-I-Noor/Grumbacher/Col Art Americas, Alexander Art and Winsor Newton.

Helen has more than 30 years of teaching experience in Europe, New York State, Hawaii, and Florida. She studied in oils with Herr Schwarz, Meisenbach, Germany, James Chichester of Panama City, Florida and Bennett Bradbury, California; Plein-Air with Este Rayle of North Carolina; Portraiture with Valerie Stewart, California and Fuller Brown, Pensacola, Florida; wildlife art with National Wildlife Artist, Fred W. Wetzel, Pennsylvania; acrylics with Brenda Harris and Milton Lenoir; also, Joseph Dowson while living in Hawaii; drawing with Greg Albert, Author/Artist.

Helen is an award winning artist and continues to participate in art and gallery shows. She has done commission work for friends and clients throughout the Continental US, Hawaii, and Europe, including a pen and ink drawing on the bulletin for the dedication ceremony of the new Hickam Air Force Base Chapel, Hawaii, pen and ink renderings of the Old Base Chapel, Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York for the Officers’ Wives’ Club Board Members, as well as stationary for their College Scholarship program. Helen has promoted Grumbacher products in Oils, Acrylics, Pen and Ink, Watercolor, and Pastels at the Military Base Exchange at Eglin Air Force Base and Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. While accompanying her husband as a military wife, Helen has gained a wealth of knowledge on many painting subjects to share with everyone, students and clients.

Helen continues to do portrait work on commission in oils –landscapes in oils and acrylics, Pen and Ink with watercolor, collage work, and with oils on glass.

Helen teaches the art of the Old Masters to elementary school students for a volunteer teacher program in the county school system. She teaches art for the Arts and Design Society’s summer youth program on a regular basis, as well as, adult classes.

Helen teaches art for the Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of West Florida, Fort Walton Beach Campus, adult classes at Artful things in Niceville, Florida, as well as weekly children’s classes at Artful Things.

Professional Services Offered
  • Portraits
  • Painting Demonstrations
  • Painting Packets
  • Wall Murals
  • Adult and Youth Classes--All Levels

Also Offering

  • Pen & Ink
  • Acrylics
  • Oils



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