Helen Cantrell

Born in Chicago, Illinois, in March of 1947, Cantrell moved to New York City in 1968, and has lived along the Northeast coast for the past 48 years, currently in Old Lyme, CT.  Cantrell was elected an artist member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists in 1998, when she retired from work as a typographer in NYC. She has been painting and making prints full time for the past 17 years, most recently large-scale woodcuts and landscape paintings in an expressionist gestural style.  An indelible early inspiration was Richard Diebenkorn and the Bay Area expressionist realist painters.