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About Helen Hadley


Working primarily in encaustic, Helen Hadley considers herself an observer, looking to paint atmosphere and focus on color and light, rather than perspective. Commenting on her work, Hadley states, “My landscapes are focused on the horizons and light, not what might be before me. Living in Newport makes me focus on light and color all the time; especially when driving through the landscapes of Ocean Drive along with First and Second beaches.”

Combining monotypes printed on rice paper with layers of encaustic, her paintings deftly intertwine the influences of drawing and painting.


Currently residing in Newport, R.I., Hadley holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Connecticut College. For the last three years, Hadley has studied drawing at the New York Studio School. In addition to her studio work, Hadley teaches at the Newport Art Museum Coleman Center for Creative Studies.


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