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Welcome Shields Health Solutions and Google Boulder!

A BIG Thank You to new art print clients of mine and ArtLifting(TM) clients – Shields Health Solutions and Google Boulder!

I hope they are enjoying their artwork in their offices! It makes me so humble and happy to share my work with these innovative companies!

Shields Health Solutions
Boulder, CO; Google Campus

Thank you so much for your interest in my art! Many, many thanks!

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Welcome E*Trade!

Join me in welcoming E*Trade Morristown and E*Trade Boston, Massachusetts as new art print clients of mine and ArtLifting(TM) clients! I hope they are enjoying the Granite Inspired series in their wonderful corporate offices! It makes me so happy to share this work.

The following are 2 of the prints. I’m humbled and honored that they chose the following:

Granite Inspired II and Granite Inspired I, by Suzanne Hellums

These are now available at AllModern, too! If you’re interested in these prints, they are a great alternative to black and white, and are so calming and beautiful. We have all 4, of the Granite Inspired series in our kitchen/dining area. Our kitchen/dining took us years to finish remodeling and like all remodelling – it was a labor of love! These paintings complement the space nicely.

Here is the AllModern link to purchase these (above):

https://www.allmodern.com/decor-pillows/pdp/granite-inspired-1-print-a000226337.html

Thank you, E*Trade and AllModern!

To your continued success!

Sincerely,

Suzanne Hellums

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Talking About my Work and Processes

It has been an honor to have my work showing at the New Mexico Cancer Center this winter! Here are some pictures of the event! The shiny, resin pieces are the ones I worked on this past year, which are on display at the NMCC until Friday, February 15, 2019. Thank you for all the encouragement and support! I’m also going to include my speech about my processes, below. Thank you!

Opening night, above. The 16″ round, contemporary piece was purchased – I’m so happy this went to John, a former cancer patient, who is now a patron!

My husband, who helped hang these pieces – finally glad to be done.

The sign, above.

Great turn-out for the 2nd event on January 30th, benefiting cancer patients in New Mexico!

Turned toward the art, giving a heartfelt explanation of how I approach each piece (above).

It appears my wrists and hand swelling is highlighted here, but I am so happy to have work!

Meanwhile, I am talking about this multi-media process with acrylic, pastels, micas, and resin. The following is some of what I said:

“I love how I can work acrylics like oil, but it reminds me of working with watercolor and gouache. I decided to work in gouache, watercolor, acrylic, and pastels/mica. I didn’t mean to become a mixed media artist – it’s just how my art process progressed. I don’t know if it is because of the different challenges that come from using multiple mediums, but I found myself happiest when painting at least a layer with each medium, combined to reveal a final piece.

I didn’t quite mean to become a resin artist, either, because the learning curve and expense is much more than any other medium I have used. I couldn’t turn away from resin. It became another challenge; to see how I could manipulate my art into a totally different piece, once the resin layer is finished. I found working with resin reminded me of our cell biology, and how they sit in their extra-cellular matrix (ECM) in the body. The pieces created became a true mixture of my life experiences; 1st as an artist and scientist, mixed with life in a state of healing. My work became a metaphor for everything I had known.

Thank you for your interest in my endeavors! Here are some individual pieces from this exhibit:

“8 x 8″, on 1.5” cradled wood, one of the Desert Sun series (1 of 3).

8″ x 8″, on 1.5″ cradled wood. Beach combined with cell biology inspired.

20″ x 10″, on 1.5″ gallery-wrapped canvas. One of my favorite resin, ocean-inspired pieces.

16″ x 12″, on 1.5″ gallery-wrapped canvas. Cellular matrix-inspired resin piece.

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“Salo fluctus” by Suzanne Hellums

One of my resin pieces, Salo fluctus, meaning surf wave in Latin. This is a 24″ x 36″ x 1.5″ gallery-wrapped canvas started with acrylics, pastels, and mica. It was then sealed and painted with 2 layers of resin to create the seafoam and waves. This is the 3 month journey:

After its pastel layer of the “criss-cross” look of the water added.

After resin layer 1.

Finished and cured, after resin layer 2. Thank you!

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Misty Lake at Dusk

This painting is a 24″ x 18″ x 1.5″ gallery-wrapped canvas, painted with acrylics, acrylic ink, mica, and pastels. There really is no “yellow” on the lake bed beach (it’s an ivory-pink), but because of lighting, it is showing up this way. It has lots of beautiful shadows in the water, along with areas of glossy highlights and matte lowlights.

I started this one last year in the summer. All I had for quite some time was the sky basics. Somewhere along the way, I got the inspiration to finish the image! I still haven’t decided if it’s getting a layer of resin or not! What do you think?

Thanks! I hope you enjoy!

by Suzanne Hellums of Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Another angle
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Corporate Locations of My Artwork

I’m pleased to share some of the corporate locations, that have been patrons of, and are displaying my art as of this year! They are as follows:

CBRE Dallas, Texas

Tuft’s Biolabs in Boston, Massachusetts

PayPal in San Jose, California

The Google campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Naavis Healthcare in St. Louis, Missouri

Merck, in Rahway, New Jersey

And finally, my most recent body of artwork in resin, is located at The New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The current exhibition lasts until February 15th, 2019. A large proceed of each art piece sold goes directly to funding patient’s bills that are undergoing cancer treatment. Hope you can make it to the exhibition, “The Art of Healing “!