“When life gives you lemons, paint that shit gold”
Favorite food: Roasted leg of Icelandic lamb
Inspiration: Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Vermeer…and Vicky Sark.
If you were a color…: Black. Black is said to absorb all colors and light. Plus it looks really good on me.
Favorite part about UAB: Watching people paint and seeing all the different outcomes
Her advice to you: Have at it! Don’t be afraid; art isn’t about being perfect, it’s about expressing yourself. Some of the best paintings in the world are mistakes.
Helena can thank her grandmother for learning how to paint at a young age. She studied art at the Reykjavik School of Visual Art in Iceland. She is inspired by her life and surroundings. If you ask her what painting she most describes herself as, she says the Mona Lisa. Helena loves the mystery behind her face. That sort of attitude makes her a great addition to the Urban Art Bar.