Inspired by Florida’s natural beauty, Helen Wheatley began painting watercolors in 2000.
Wheatley was born in Maryland, and she moved to Florida’s Space Coast in 1995 after a corporate downsizing left her looking for a new job.
Wheatley has studied with fine artists from across the United States. Her unique style was influenced by this diversity.
Now working in acrylics, Wheatley’s process has become intuitive. She layers paint over texture, using a minimum of brushwork. She relies instead on using tools and found items to create exciting and unpredictable effects.