About Helene Blanchet

Helene Blanchet Helene is a self-taught textile folk artist who specializes in colourful story quilts made by hand. Her unique award-winning quilts have been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in several galleries in Nova Scotia.

Her love of traditional textiles has brought her to study surface design and composition under several quilt artists, (Anna Hergert, Pamela Allen, Susan Purney Mark, Kate Pasquini Masoput, to name a few) and, more recently, abstraction, in her studies of the masters Klee, Kandinski, and Alfred Pellan.

In 2009, Helene and her husband moved off-grid to a wee cabin in the woods of Cape Breton Island. It was here that her unique story-telling style began to emerge and, surrounded by big nature, her voice as an artist took root in her quiet handwork.

A move to Calgary in 2011 allowed her to get to know Western Canada for the first time. At 50, she learned a new trade and became a professional gardener. It was here that she made her first cityscapes and began to document their stay in her first series of art quilts called Calgary Days. She is currently still working on that series and is preparing for her first solo exhibit.

Helene and her husband moved back to their cabin in the Highlands of Cape Breton in 2015 where she is busy creating large gardens, and is now exploring abstraction.




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Artwork by Helene Blanchet

On Oyster Pond




Paul's Magnificent Treehouse




Circles and Squares I




The CFA




The Gardener's House




The Apartment Building




Fall Migration At Frank Lake




Dirty Hoers




The Corner




The Hiker




The Soprano




The Arch




Beautiful Badlands




     

Exhibition Artwork by Helene Blanchet

My Hundertwasser Garten
Botanical Reflections

My Hundertwasser Garten

The House of the Gardener
Canadiana

The House of the Gardener

The CFA
From Away

The CFA

Fall Migration At Frank Lake
On the Wind Travelling Exhibit

Fall Migration At Frank Lake


the Sea Garden
Waterworks

the Sea Garden