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Helaine Soller’s career path as an artist started with her studies in oil painting at the age of 10. She holds a BFA degree from Pratt Institute and a Master’s of Science degree from Queens College. As a native New Yorker, she has a background of artist residencies in upstate New York. Soller’s photographs are an extension of her physical presence; an interpretation of how she thinks of and sees the world.

In this interview, Helaine Soller discusses her passion for nature-based paintings and how her grandfather being a horticulturist is what influenced her to create art surrounding nature. By also drawing inspiration from her travels to the west Soller believes that nature is ever-changing and its cycle of life interconnects with cultures that exist on the earth.