Helen Warner, a resident of Newcastle, Maine is inspired by the beauty and color of the natural world and her work tends toward subjects in nature. The luminous transparency of watercolor and its unpredictability continue to be fascinating, however, recently working in oils and alcohol ink has added a new dimension to her work and pushed her to more abstract pieces. After a 40 plus year nursing career, retirement offered the opportunity to focus on art. She is primarily self taught but has attended many workshops and classes locally, in Florida and in the Bahamas over the past fifteen years with instruction from W. Ternes, P. Weaver, R. Goschke, T. McCobb, J. Butke and D. Arter. Working as a volunteer at River Arts in Damariscotta provides exposure to many local artists and the chance to learn from their work. Her work has been displayed at River Arts, Damariscotta; Kefauver Studio and Gallery, Damariscotta, The Harlow gallery, Hallowell; Boothbay Regional Art Foundation members shows and ARTinME with an honorable mention in 2019, Maine Coast Gallery, Friendship; Chocolate Church Gallery, Bath and Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. She has had solo shows at Atlantic Motor Car in Wiscasset, Rising Tide and Pemaquid Watershed Association in Damariscotta and a group show Seven Women Create at Sotheby’s in Damariscotta. She is a Gallery Artist for Still Point Art Gallery. Her paintings are held in private collections across the country.