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Missouri Artist, Janine Helton, Wins International Art Competition

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With a watercolor entry, Janine Helton of St. Charles, Missouri, took home the top prize in Art and Color 365 Magazine's Portrait Art Competition

ST. LOUIS - EntSun -- Janine Helton, a watercolor artist from St. Charles, Missouri, has been announced as the winner of Art and Color 365 Magazine's International Portrait Art Competition. Art and Color 365 is a new magazine that celebrates art in every aspect of life and holds monthly international art competitions.

Helton's winning entry, "Everything Nice," is a 14" x 12" watercolor portrait of a young woman with light streaming in from a window and a purple and blue background. The painting showcases Helton's ability to contract loose and expressive brushwork with more precise details in a person's expression, hair, and clothing.

Helton's work has been recognized in watercolor competitions locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a "Best of Missouri Hands" juried artist and a Signature Member of several watercolor societies including the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society, the Illinois Watercolor Society, and the Georgia Watercolor Society.

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Virginia Bayes, Editor-in-Chief of Art and Color 365 Magazine stated, "We received hundreds of entries in our Portrait Competition. Helton's work rose to the top because of her impressive ability to balance light with vibrant colors in her work, transforming what would otherwise be commonplace scenes into works of art."

View Helton's winning online at www.artandcolor365.com. Find more of Helton's artwork on her website: www.janheltonartworks.com.

Virginia Bayes, Art and Color 365 Magazine

Source: Art and Color 365 Magazine
Filed Under: Arts

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