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Helen Duffy Art

Helen Duffy Art Helen Duffy is an artist based out of Wilmington, NC. Her work is process oriented, yet incorporates awareness to the human body. Visit my website for available products, and email me for commissions.

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Hi there friends:) it’s a beautiful Sunday morning, and if you’re looking for something to do today I hope you come out ...
03/20/2022

Hi there friends:) it’s a beautiful Sunday morning, and if you’re looking for something to do today I hope you come out to Made in NC💗 this show is at the @brooklynartscenter today from noon-5pm and showcases 50+ local creatives. We know there is a lot going on in Wilmington, but really hope you can take some time to support your local artists today🥰 thanks for reading this and being here. Much love to you all✨

📸 @garion.worldslayer

#ncartgallery #ncmarket #thingstodoinilm #thingstodoinwilmington #supoortlocalartists #supportlocal #support #nc #ilmnc #ncart

Made In NC @brooklynartscenter today until 5pm and tomorrow from noon to 5pm! I have so many new drawings up here at the...
03/19/2022

Made In NC @brooklynartscenter today until 5pm and tomorrow from noon to 5pm! I have so many new drawings up here at the balcony space. Really hope to see you soon💗

#madeinnc #ncartshow #artshow #newdrawings #bac #ncart #ncartgallery #ncmarket

She was always called sunshine, and now she finally feels the sunlight pouring in💛 #sunshinegal #loveyourself #newdrawin...
03/16/2022

She was always called sunshine, and now she finally feels the sunlight pouring in💛

#sunshinegal #loveyourself #newdrawings #newdrawing #linedrawing #flowerart #artwithflowers

Spending the week creating as much as I can, so that I have a full representation of my work at the Made in NC show this...
03/15/2022

Spending the week creating as much as I can, so that I have a full representation of my work at the Made in NC show this weekend😌 what are y’all looking forward to this week?

#preperation #showprep #artshowprep #artshow #madeinnc #ncpainter #abstractpainting #mixedmediaartist #minimalisticdrawings #flowerart

Validate your feelings🥀 Book: The Mountain is You by @briannawiest
03/14/2022

Validate your feelings🥀

Book: The Mountain is You by @briannawiest

All set up @watermansbrewin for the @thegroovemarket 💛 here till 3pm!💕#brunch #ncartmarket #craftmarket #sundayfunday #g...
03/13/2022

All set up @watermansbrewin for the @thegroovemarket 💛 here till 3pm!💕

#brunch #ncartmarket #craftmarket #sundayfunday #groovemarket

I love that quote that goes something like “no rain, no flowers.” 🌻On days like today, I’m reminded why the universe giv...
03/11/2022

I love that quote that goes something like “no rain, no flowers.” 🌻

On days like today, I’m reminded why the universe gives us those gloomy hard days— we need the hard times to recognize the good ones. We are given the wrong partner to find the qualities we need in the right one💕

The universe has an organic ebb and flow for all of us. And it’s lovely to be a part of her journey✨

I hope that you feel the universe hugging you today😌

#norainnoflowers #flowers #bloomingoutofdarkness #blooming #flowerstagram #theuniverseprovides

Raise your hand if you’re ready for warmer weather and spring markets🤗 I have some exciting events the next couple of we...
03/10/2022

Raise your hand if you’re ready for warmer weather and spring markets🤗

I have some exciting events the next couple of weeks lined up, and I’m super happy to finally share them with you all💞

THIS Sunday I will be at @thegroovemarket at @watermansbrewin from 11am-3pm! Come get brunch and support local artists at the same time🥰

And the following weekend I will be back at the @brooklynartscenter for the Made in NC art show! This show is made up entirely of North Carolinian Artists and Artisans💙 I feel extremely blessed to be sharing my art alongside North Carolina’s finest.

I hope to see you all at these events! I will have new line drawings, collages, and hopefully some new paintings for y’all✨

#groovemarket #ncmarket #artmarket #ncartmarket #ncartists #ncart #bac #brooklynartscenter #madeinnc #northcarolina

Debuted this elegant beauty a few weeks ago, and she is such a timeless piece🌿 #linedrawing #womenlinedrawing #womendraw...
03/09/2022

Debuted this elegant beauty a few weeks ago, and she is such a timeless piece🌿

#linedrawing #womenlinedrawing #womendrawing #drawingofawoman #ncartist

International Women’s day is a day to celebrate women and all that we are. But our society rarely celebrates us. Instead...
03/08/2022

International Women’s day is a day to celebrate women and all that we are. But our society rarely celebrates us. Instead, they tell us to be smaller in all aspects of our life— our passions, desires, bodies, and our being. So ladies, let’s try to change the way we were taught to think about ourselves…

“Your body is not your art, it’s your paintbrush.

Whether your paintbrush is a tall paintbrush or a thin paintbrush or a stocky paintbrush or a scratched up paintbrush is completely irrelevant.

What is relevant is that YOU HAVE A PAINTBRUSH which can be used to transfer your insides onto the canvas of your life— where others can see it and be inspired and comforted by it.

Your body is not your offering. It’s just an amazing instrument which you can use to create your offering each day.

Don’t curse your paintbrush. Don’t sit in a corner wishing you had a different paintbrush.

You’re wasting time. You’ve got the one you got. Be grateful, because without it you’d have nothing with which to paint your life’s work.

Your life’s work is the love you give and receive— and your body is the instrument you use to accept and offer love on your soul’s behalf. It’s a system.

We are encouraged to obsess over our instrument’s SHAPE— but our body’s shape has no effect on it’s ability to accept and offer love for us. Just none. 

Maybe we continue to obsess because as long we keep wringing our hands about our paintbrush shape, we don’t have to get to work painting our lives.

The truth is that all paintbrush shapes work just fine— and anybody who tells you different is trying to sell you something. Don’t buy. Just paint.

No wait— first, stop what you are doing and say THANK YOU to your body— right now. Say THANK YOU to your eyes for taking in the beauty of sunsets and storms and children blowing out birthday candles and say THANK YOU to your hands for writing love letters and opening doors and stirring soup and waving to strangers and say THANK YOU to your legs for walking you from danger to safety and climbing so many mountains for you.

Then pick  up your instrument and start painting this day beautiful and bold and wild and free and YOU.”

— @glennondoyle

“Love is the sunlight that awakens the seed of peace” — @jaiyajohn ✨ #jaiyajohn #poetry #freeverse #inspiration #inspira...
03/08/2022

“Love is the sunlight that awakens the seed of peace” — @jaiyajohn ✨

#jaiyajohn #poetry #freeverse #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #empoweringwomen

Reminiscing on days where I had such a creative flow that I knocked all of these out in an afternoon. Looking forward to...
02/28/2022

Reminiscing on days where I had such a creative flow that I knocked all of these out in an afternoon. Looking forward to creating again 💛 time off has been healthy for me 💛

#creativeflow #linedrawings #timeoff #flow #drawings #pressedflowers #artwithflowers #multimedia #mixedmediaart #archivalink

A simple, yet elegant & classical design that was debuted this past weekend. What do y’all think? And comment ideas of n...
02/23/2022

A simple, yet elegant & classical design that was debuted this past weekend. What do y’all think? And comment ideas of new drawings for the spring☺️

#linedrawing #linedrawings #drawing #artnc #ilmnc #womeninart #womanartist #artist #art #ilmart #youngartist #abstractart

💛 Life Update 💛 Hi friends! I’ve had a lot of changes happen over the past couple months so I wanted to share them with ...
02/17/2022

💛 Life Update 💛

Hi friends! I’ve had a lot of changes happen over the past couple months so I wanted to share them with you:)

I have taken up a Social Media Manager job with @brighterdayscoffee and a Creative Marketing Specialist position with @bebravecreative ! I’m beyond happy to be in such creative job environments and make stronger connections within Wilmington’s community. I feel so fortunate for these opportunities.

With all of that being said, these positions give me much more flexibility with my art business. So, expect to see more work, more markets, and more website updates!!

Thanks for reading my life update blog and if you need branding or social media management help— please reach out and I’ll give ya all the connections💛

Love you all so much and thank you for being here for my artistic journey.

P.S. I really hope to see most of you at the @brooklynartscenter for the Art For All Show this Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (noon-5pm)💛

#lifeupdate #newjobs #newish #creativemarketing #artbusiness #newart #updates

“Sea Goddess Transformation: Phase 1” 1950-1980’s vintage lifestyle and p*rn magazine on paper with locally sourced pres...
02/16/2022

“Sea Goddess Transformation: Phase 1”

1950-1980’s vintage lifestyle and p*rn magazine on paper with locally sourced pressed flowers.

This piece is fully inspired by the femininity of the ocean— the curves of the waves, the complexity of the sand, the loving touch of the sun, the ebb and flow of the water, and the dichotomy of the tough get loose sand.

This piece will be available (and framed) at the @brooklynartscenter for the Art For All Show this weekend, starting Saturday at 10am💛🌿

#collage #mixedmedia #vintage #vintagecollage #artforall #bac #brooklynartscenter #artshow #ilmart

TONIGHT!! I am Woman series drops on my website tonight at 6pm! I’m so excited to share these pieces with y’all. If you ...
02/08/2022

TONIGHT!!

I am Woman series drops on my website tonight at 6pm! I’m so excited to share these pieces with y’all. If you have any questions, please DM me💙✨

#websitedrop #newdrawings #drawings #helenduffyart #art #linedrawings #lineart #pressedflowers #flowerart #ilmart #ilmnc #localartists #supportlocalart #ncart #ncartist

✨🌼 Website Drop 🌼✨ Hi friends! I received overwhelming support on my past two reels. So, I’m going to do a website drop ...
02/07/2022

✨🌼 Website Drop 🌼✨

Hi friends! I received overwhelming support on my past two reels. So, I’m going to do a website drop of the “I Am Woman” series tomorrow night at 6pm! I’m super excited to share these drawings with you all.

Additionally, I am planning to do a painting and collage drop on my website Monday February 21st. So stay tuned for that if you’re interested:))

And please let me know in the comments what else y’all want to see💛

As always, thank you for all your support and love.

#linedrawings #linedrawing #drawing #websitedrop #iamwoman #womanfigure #figuredrawings #pressedflowers #create #lovewomen #selflove #loveeverybody

🌼🌿V-Day Custom Drawing Special🌿🌼 I have TEN spots available for custom couple/ partners/ besties linedrawings starting N...
01/31/2022

🌼🌿V-Day Custom Drawing Special🌿🌼

I have TEN spots available for custom couple/ partners/ besties linedrawings starting NOW !

All you have to do is…

1. DM me that you’re interested
2. Send me 2-3 photos for reference
3. Say what color flowers you want
4. If shipping is needed, leave the address!

If you have any other questions, please let me know!

Also feel free to send this to a friend who is struggling with Valentine’s Day ideas/ gifts/ special treats💗💗💗

#vdayspecial #vday #valentinesgifts #vdaygifts #coupledrawings #couplesdrawings #partnerdrawings #localart #supportlocal

Art For AllThe Brooklyn Art Center hosts the Art For All art show centered around the very ideal of “art for all” people...
01/26/2022

Art For All

The Brooklyn Art Center hosts the Art For All art show centered around the very ideal of “art for all” people. Everyone deserves to be surrounded by Art— no matter if it’s a “craft” or “fine” art. Art has NO labels. Art is Art. No matter what.

This show will showcase art from all mediums and crafts, with everything priced UNDER $500. This show is a must for all art lovers, those who strive for a community full of equity, and people who just want to experience local art.

I will be on the first floor of the Annex Friday February 19th and Saturday February 20th. Times and other details are listed in the graphic included on this post.

I really hope to see some of you there! There will be plenty of art for everyone to enjoy. My booth will have my new series of line drawings, some vintage collages, and new abstract oil and acrylic paintings! More details to come, and I’ll try my best to list things for sale on here too so everyone has a chance:)

Photo by the one and only @garion.worldslayer

#brooklynartscenter #bac #artforall #artforallshow #artshow #ilmnc

🧡🌞 painting outside 🌞🧡I’ve been pretty sick for the past 5-6 days and the only thing that has really gotten me up and mo...
01/19/2022

🧡🌞 painting outside 🌞🧡

I’ve been pretty sick for the past 5-6 days and the only thing that has really gotten me up and moving again is painting in the sun:))

I fell in love with painting outdoors when I was in undergrad at Davidson, and I’ve tried to incorporate this process into my practice in Wilmington. It’s been much easier recently to paint and create outside with my painting studio being in my moms garage. I love that I can just bring a canvas outside and flow in the sun with the sounds of the birds and bugs. This is truly one of my favorite things about my life🧡

#painting #abstractpainting #paintingoutside #sunshine #paint #abstract

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Excited to welcome the beautiful and vibrant work of Helen Duffy Art to Art For All 11 on Feb. 20-21 💓 . . . . #bac #wilmington #nc #venue #art #artforall #market #artist #shoplocal #instagram