Helga Sierra
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2016: Nashville Series

Heart Portraits Nashville

Heart Portraits captures life events and the state of emotions during a transitional period of life through the abstraction of paint and bold strokes.  The series was created in Nashville, Tennessee as Helga Sierra was living in the city at the time.   Helga was in the process of moving from Nashville, a place she considered home while creating these and starting a process to define her style within the abstract realm. 

As you look at these, ask yourself: what do you feel, why?

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DRIVE, 36" x 48" , Acrylic on Canvas

DRIVE, 36" x 48" , Acrylic on Canvas

Inspiration: Affected by my surroundings, the collection explores the colors of Nashville and the convergence of the beautiful natural settings amidst the urban scenery of the city.

Drive, Close-up

Drive, Close-up

Not Alone, 22" X 28", Acrylic on Canvas

Not Alone, 22" X 28", Acrylic on Canvas

Process:  Live, experience life fully then express that moment on a canvas by making marks that would leave the impression of my emotional state at the time. 

Not Alone, Detail

Not Alone, Detail

My goal was to find balance and harmony without a plan, resulting in layers of work and fights with the work itself to let the moment of creation guide the process. As an artist, many times the process was emotionally draining. 

Every Detail Matters, Close-Up

Every Detail Matters, Close-Up

Every Detail Matters, 16" x 20", Acrylic on Canvas

Every Detail Matters, 16" x 20", Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

Every detail matters, 16" x 20", acrylic on canvas

Every detail matters, 16" x 20", acrylic on canvas

Growth, Details

Growth, Details

Growth, 18" by 24", Acrylic on Canvas

Growth, 18" by 24", Acrylic on Canvas

No Fear, Dyptych, 20" x 16", Acrylic on Canvas

No Fear, Dyptych, 20" x 16", Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

No Fear, Details

No Fear, Details

The color choices varied as the paintings were created over a span of 7 months. Yet one color was a part of the whole: Naples Yellow.

Serenity, 24" by 36", Acrylic on Canvas

Serenity, 24" by 36", Acrylic on Canvas

Serenity, 24" by 36", Acrylic on Canvas

Serenity, 24" by 36", Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

Healing, 24" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas

Healing, 24" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas

Healing, 24" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas

Healing, 24" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas

Movement, fluid marks and bold strokes were crucial to engage in the theme of each moment. 

Great, 24"x30", Acrylic on Canvas

Great, 24"x30", Acrylic on Canvas

He is Great, 24"x30", Acrylic on Canvas

He is Great, 24"x30", Acrylic on Canvas