Born in Montreal, Quebec, Helene painted and sketched since she was a child. The encouragement she received from her French Canadian grandmother, a gifted and prolific artist, remained with her until she retired to Qualicum Beach. There with her husband Ron Waldon’s support, she began her creative journey and was able to devote herself entirely to her lifelong dream of becoming an artist.
Helene was among the founding members in TOSH 10 at the Old School House in Qualicum Beach, BC. She is an Active member and former president of the Arrowsmith Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists as well as an active member of the Nanaimo Chapter of the FCA. She is a member of the Old School House Art Gallery in Qualicum Beach; the MacMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, BC and a member of the DeCosmos Art Group. Her paintings are held in private collections in Canada, the US, Germany, Belgium and the UK.
The Old School House Art Centre, Dorothy Francis Gallery
Qualicum Beach, BC May 12-June 8, 2003
Arrowsmith FCA Spring Juried Show 2001 (Honorable Mention); 2002, 2003, 2004;
Vancouver Island FCA Juried Show, Granville Island Gallery 2001; Arrowsmith FCA August Juried Show 2002; Nanaimo Chapter Summer Show 2004; Arrowsmith Chapter Fall Juried Show 2004; Nanaimo Chapter “Here and There” Juried Show 2004; Nanaimo Chapter “Here and There” Juried Show 2005; Arrowsmith Chapter of the FCA Fall Show 2008; Arrowsmith Fall Show 2009; Nanaimo FCA Fall Show 2009; Winter Juried Show at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach 2010; Arrowsmith Chapter of the FCA Spring Show 2010 and Spring Juried Show at OCAC (Hon. Mention)
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Qualicum Beach, BC
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