Helen Bouchard works primarily from life, striving to extract truth and beauty in all things through oil painting, in order to cultivate joy and wonder within the human spirit. She received training at the Juliette Aristides Classical Painting Atelier in Seattle, since then winning awards and scholarships for her merits. One of them to the Florence Academy of art in Italy where she studied landscape painting. Helen currently lives and works in Silverton Oregon, where she takes portrait commissions, teaches classes, workshops and private lessons.
Dawn Hemstreet has worked with jewelry for about 15 years starting with beading. In 2010 I took my first metal smithing class at Oregon College of Arts & Crafts. I have been creating jewelry with both metal clay & metal smithing techniques since. In May I became a level one certified instructor through Art Clay world & have given 4 classes since then. I love the artistic potential of metal clay and the accessibility that this medium gives to almost anyone. I believe that creativity is universal & that making something that can reflect your inner beauty can be life changing.