Coming from a family of scientists, Helen Kagan PhD, was always fascinated by the left and right brain relationship. A holistic therapist and artist, she's developing her unique technique and style as “Healing Arts” which reflects her own deep view on Life, a desire to bridge Realities and heal the Past. Her “Healing Arts” is her unique way to integrate Fine Art and the Art of Healing. Helen believes that art as a powerful form of self-expression is a vehicle for emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being, and can enhance healing to those in need.
Helen was born in a cold Siberian winter in what then was the USSR. She grew up in a Communist State where oppression and control were a daily reality. In 1991 her quest for freedom led Helen to the US, whereto she brought her Jewish heritage, a couple of graduate degrees, and an unending thirst to explore the World and its meaning.
Mainly self-taught Helen's been painting for as long as she remembers, since 2005 does it professionally. She works with oils and acrylics, lately is experimenting with mixed media. There are always spiritual messages present in her art - being on a Journey, going towards the Light, awareness of 'Here and Now', and of course - 'j'oie de vivre'! If you are a Seeker on a Quest, or just looking for some answers to quintessential questions like who we are? why we are here? where are we going? - you will find Helen's “Healing Arts” rewarding to meditate on. Her paintings are better experienced “in-person” due to live vibrations of bright colors, heavy textures, usually large size, and just an overall charisma and liveliness.
In her Artist Statement Helen says – “I believe that art heals. I believe in interconnectedness of physical, mental, and spiritual. I am a Healing Artist creating and sharing my unique art for inspiration, healing, transformation, and ... just for your good mood”.
She believes that tragedy, trauma and pain can be healed with beauty, positive energy, self-expression. She believes in mind-body-spirit connection and her passionate art is a statement of her beliefs.
EXIBITIONS & SHOWS
In the last few years Helen participated in over 40 juried shows, local, regional, national and international exhibitions. SPECTRUM 2013, 2014, 2015 @ ArtBasel Miami; ArtPalmBeach 2016; Art San Diego, CA 2014; Art Hamptons, NYC 2014, 2015; Art EXPO 2014 NYC; Finalist @ArtExpo 2016 Poster Contest; Finalist @Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 2014, 2015; ART HOP Burlington VT 2014, 2015; CONTINUUM and Art Synergy @ArtPalm Beach 2013, 2014; featured artist @ RAW “Finalists and Director's favorites; City Hall of Hollywood FL ‘Art in Public Places’ 3-months display; solo 'Metamorphosis' exhibition 'Osceola 32' Gallery, Stuart, FL; 'City Vibe' featured Artist exhibition, Steinhausen Gallery, Stuart FL ; 'Constellation 9/11' solo exhibition; featured in Art Takes Miami 2012-13; Martin County Art Council, and others. 'Healing Arts' won awards in on-line competitions, was exhibited in the galleries, shops and private venues in NY, NJ, VT, WI, MN,CA, and many cities in FL: Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Sarasota, Stuart, Ft. Pierce, Jupiter, Vero Beach, Tequesta, WPBeach. Helen's artwork is featured in many online galleries including Saatchi, FineArtAmerica, ArtBlend, ArtSlant, ArtGalaxie, ArtStack, Manhattan Arts, and is currently on display in galleries in FL, NY, and VT.