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John Helgeson was born in 1931 in North Dakota and worked for many years as an advertising art director in California. He now works exclusively in the digital medium. His earlier conventially-drawn prints have appeared in many group shows in museums and exhibits throughout the US.
As for his current digital work, he writes, "So believe it or not, I draw with a mouse [in Photoshop] which I have become very adept at using. I start out with a rough sketch on my computer and build from there. I make extensive use of layers which I find to be the most rewarding to the art I make. Textures and layers are my strong points, and it takes a long time to put the many variations into my memory bank so that their use becomes rote, but still my images take a vast amount of time to finish. I'm very picky about when I call an image finished. And still I will sometimes go back and change one little thing in an image that is nagging at me. But isn't that the beauty of digital art?
"I have been working with digital art for a decade and still find it to be the most fascinating medium that I know.... The artists I admire most are De Kooning, Franz Kline, Goya, Edvard Munch and Richard Diebenkorn."coach outlet canada goose jordan retro 7 nike jordan retro 7 legend blue 11s beats by dre cheap canada goose outlet beats by dre cheap jordan retro 7 retro jordans Michael Kors outlet Michael Kors outlet nike jordan retro 7 coach outlet canada goose outlet canada goose outlet coach outlet retro jordans beats by dre cheap uggs outlet nike free run jordan 12 louis vuitton outlet jordan retro 12 jordan retro 12 nike air max jordan retro 12 moncler jackets louis vuitton sac uggs outlet beats by dre cheap nike free run nike free run uggs outlet jordan retro 12 louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet beats by dre cheap louis vuitton outlet red cements 10s uggs on sale michael kors outlet jordan retro 4 michael kors outlet jordan 11 jordan 4 jordan 4 michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet michael kors outlet jordan 7 french blue red cements 10s air jordan 4 michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue michael kors outlet uggs on sale retro jordans michael kors outlet jordan 11 air jordans michael kors outlet red cements 10s jordan 7 french blue michael kors outlet michael kors outlet legend blue 11s uggs on sale jordan retro 4 canada goose sale michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan 4 jordan retro 11 louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet jordan 11 louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue uggs on sale louis vuitton outlet jordan 4 michael kors outlet jordan 4 michael kors outlet jordan 11 air jordan 11 jordan 10 red cements uggs outlet michael kors outlet uggs outlet jordan retro 11 michael kors outlet jordan retro 11 michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 jordan 11 jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s canada goose outlet jordan 7 french blue oreo 4s michael kors outlet michael kors outlet air jordans jordan retro 11 jordan 11 legend blue air jordan 4 michael kors outlet michael kors outlet jordan retro 11 michael kors outlet air jordan 4 michael kors outlet air jordan 4