I’m a visual and graphic artist creating decorative art and jewelry utilizing a range of new and repurposed materials, photography, and traditional media. Over the years I’ve enjoyed making jewelry and recently expanded on that by creating more complicated beaded pieces that I call “blooms” and attaching them to my abstract acrylic paintings. I enjoy working with the different materials and seeing the often surprising juxtaposition and interplay of the different elements.
I have loved art my entire life and always knew I’d have a career in some kind of creative field. I studied architecture and interior design at the University of Texas before changing majors to Art. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Texas State University (aka SWTSU). In addition to creating visual art in my free time, I am the VP of Operations and Creative Director at Technology Futures, Inc., a research and consulting firm in Austin Texas. I also assist at Art 84 in Austin.
-Helen Mary Vanston Marek