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Helen Polins-Jones: Great Writers (Watercolor Portraits)

November 7, 2022 - January 6, 2023, Central Library 


Helen Polins-Jones was born in England and has lived in Orange County for 25 years. Her passion for watercolor is inspired by her interest in history as well as the beautiful California coastline. Her pieces are on a small scale. Whether working from observation or photographs, she uses art journals to plan out key visual details before moving to final artwork. She says “mixing watercolor pigment with water to create endless color possibilities and translucent imagery keeps me coming back to my studio time and time again”.

Her work appears on a variety of pieces such as hand painted cards, paper designs and hand sewn items. The book “101 Things to Love About Laguna Beach” contains 50 of her unique watercolor illustrations. Her work is also featured at the Laguna Art Museum gift store.

The theme “Great Writers” was sparked by her recent visits to notable author’s homes. Inspiration came from seeing the writing spaces where some of the best-loved literary classics were created. Her careful choice of colors reflect hues relevant to the author’s life. The exhibition comprises 18 oval portraits each measuring 4 inches. She says “painting watercolors of these great writers has given me the opportunity to learn more about them as well as a greater appreciation of their contribution to literary history”.

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  • Sandra Pipken (Flower photography):January 9 - March 3
  • Janice Steele (Oil paintings): March 6 - April 28
  • Jane Shehane (Watercolors): May 1 - June 23
  • Tim Musso (Woodprints): June 26 - August 18

To have artwork considered for an exhibition at the Central Library, download and fill out the Application for Consideration Art

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