Helen Kleczynski is a pastel artist from southern Michigan .I am intrigued by man-made forms, often contradicted or balanced by the natural environment.
Helen’s paintings have been exhibited in regional and international exhibitions, and have received many prestigious awards. Recent awards include The Dianne B. Bernhard Art Spirit Foundation Award (second place overall) at the 2016 Pastel Society of America Exhibition, the French Canvas Award at the 2015 Pastel Society of America Exhibition, The Gold Award at the 2017 International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle Exhibition, and the Silver Award at the 2015 International Association of Pastel Societies exhibition.
She has received six awards in the Pastel Journal 100 competition including the Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award (second place overall) in the 15th Annual Pastel Journal 100 competition. Her paintings of barn interiors were featured in the June 2017 Pastel Journal and her article on painting textures was published in the December 2015 issue of the Pastel Journal. The eighth edition of Strokes of Genius featured one of her architectural paintings. Helen teaches drawing and painting at her studio in Vicksburg, Michigan.
She is a member of the Great Lakes Pastel Society, The Northern Indiana Pastel Society a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and has achieved Master Circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies.