Helen Shafer Garcia, Workshop Instructor

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Helen Shafer Garcia – Painter, Mixed Media Artist and Award Winning Illustrator

Helen Shafer Garcia is a painter, mixed media, found object and assemblage artist and award winning illustrator. Her whimsical style shows a love for living creatively with a studio filled to the brim with found objects! She’s currently working with watercolor, pastel, and mixed media to create contemporary images on paper along with a series of Icon folklore triptychs with wood, watermedia and found object construction.

Helen’s watercolor illustrations have graced the cover brochures, garden articles and advertisements of numerous International resorts and magazines. Awards include four San Diego Press Club First Place Awards of Excellence in Illustration for San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine. Helen holds a BA degree in Fine Arts and currently teaches watercolor and acrylic painting at the college level. She has led painting workshops on both coasts, as well in New Zealand and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.