WHO WAS HELEN POWELL HOOPER?
Helen Powell Hooper was a Wisconsin artist who enjoyed working in watercolor
and a combination of natural objects, paper, and paint. She was fascinated
by the natural world, including the smallest life forms, such as lichens
and mosses. She also loved wildlife and the woods.
She lived most of her life in Manitowoc,
Wisconsin, and was herself a non-traditional student who took classes
all her life. Some of those classes were held at The Clearing in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. In addition, Helen Powell
Hooper was a teacher who enjoyed teaching adult learners. She specialized
in teaching Art History, and inspired many art students to go into art
as a career.
I have selected just a few of her beautiful paintings to show on this
page as a tribute to her creativity. Helen Powell Hooper was a non-traditional
student all of her life, and deeply enjoyed learning and growing as
a person throughout her artistic career.
She was an inspiration to me as well, and helped to instill in me a
deep respect and awareness of nature and of everyone's responsibility
to protect our wild places.