Visiting Ancestors by Mary Helsaple

Mary Helsaple
Mary Helsaple
I was raised on the west coast, lived and worked in Colorado for 35 years and now live full time in Sedona, AZ. I have also been involved in the regional arts in Arizona these last 15 years. I participate in exhibitions at Sedona Arts Center, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition Open Studio events, Artlink shows in Phoenix, AZ, and many national juried exhibitions around the country.  I am an environment-focused artist, whose objective is to create a visual that connects people with wild nature. I am also an avid birdwatcher and made nature documentaries for television. My detailed watercolors are large works on paper, done in the ‘narrative style’ that often touches on important social and environment concerns.
12" x 10"




“Visiting Ancestors” by Mary Helsaple

Many birds have colorful feathers, but hummingbirds are notorious for having the most iridescent feathers. Observations conclude it is not just to be flashy and attract a mate, but the iridescence refracts light and makes them almost invisible in the day sky. When they hover and freeze stationary they soon become almost invisible; enabling their favorite tactic – the ‘sneak-attack’.

3D Watercolor Collage

With frame: 12″ x 10″ x 1″

Without frame: 7″ x 5″