Helena Tiainen

Helena was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland and arrived in the United States in 1979 to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1982 she graduated from the SFAI with a BFA major in painting and drawing and minor in printmaking. Helena currently lives and works in Berkeley, California. She works on illustration, graphic design and fine arts. She paints with water media, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media and folded canvas sculptural paintings. Helena has participated in many group and solo exhibitions and has also planned arts events. http://www.yessy.com/HelenaTiainen

Artist’s statement: “My paintings are an attempt to express that which is beyond words. Individuality of perception is of constant interest to me.”


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