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A native Canadian, now residing in Cleveland, TN since 1993, Helen Burton lived in Tavernier from 1978 until 1993. She belonged to the Purple Isles Art Guild and the Florida Keys, Watercolor Society, exhibiting in their annual shows. She specialized in recording the historic architecture in the area, and painted portraits of several important buildings. She organized the Art Under the Oaks annual festival at San Pedro Church in Tavernier. Helen is also known for her realistic portrayal of native floral and bird subjects in transparent watercolor.

Helen’s varied background in graphic design, magazine advertising and layout, journalism, photography and education has prepared her for the professional expression of her vision. Formal training in the visual arts began at an early age, with classes at the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Institute in Washington, D.C. She has associate degrees in fine art and architecture. Since 1984 Helen has studied with nationally recognized art experts in annual watercolor workshops. These have honed her skills and introduced her to new techniques.

In Tennessee, Helen is an elected member of In-Town Gallery in Chattanooga since 1999, and has exhibited at the Hunter Museum, River Gallery, Plum Nelly, Shuptrine Fine Art Group, and the Association for Visual Arts (AVA). In Cleveland, her illustrations of 7 historic figures are permanently etched on glass panels in the lobby of the Museum Center and her artwork is featured in the museum gallery.

A signature member of the Tennessee and Georgia Watercolor Societies, Helen is an associate member of the American and National Watercolor Societies and Watercolor West. Recent honors are inclusion in the 2010 TnWS 31st Exhibition, as well as their biennial shows 2002 –2008; the NWS 2007 All Members’ Show in California, and the 2005 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors in New York.