Helen DeRamus

In the third grade my teacher asked me to paint a mural on the wall of the classroom with dogwood blossoms. I really had no idea that I could draw well. Though I was nervous, I was thrilled to be asked. That one day had a powerful influence on me. Because of physical limitations since birth, my visual life began giving me a wondrous world that has expanded and continues.

I had a camera from the time I was seven, a gift from my father. With that camera, I would continually take photos always very abstract images only I understood. It was always the investigation of light and texture that attracted me more than anything, then as now.

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