Helena Nelson-Reed is an American Visionary painter specializing in fine art watercolor, pencil drawings, illustration, private/commercial commissions and portraits. Born in Seattle, Washington, she was raised in Marin County and Napa Valley, California and today lives in Illinois. A largely self taught artist whose educational emphasis and degree is in psychology, Nelson-Reed’s primary focus is exploring the collective consciousness and the portrayal of archetypal imagery in the tradition of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell.
Rendered in luminous watercolor technique often described as ephemeral, Nelson-Reed’s paintings are created in extraordinary detail, pushing the medium of watercolor past the usual limits. Her work may be found in private collections, book covers, magazines and cd covers. Nelson-Reed also has a line of jewelry, calendars and greeting cards.