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Joe C. Helms  Tega Cay, SC

'Lemon and Mud Daubers'
Oil on muslin over wood panel
'Grapes and Yellow Jackets'
Oil on muslin over wood panel

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About Joe C.

Joe Helms was born in Prince George County, Maryland and he graduated from Maryland Institute College Of Art in 1990 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting.

For over 20 years Joe was a freelance mural artist, commissioned by museums, hospitals, restaurants and various commercial developers and designers. Joe produced a myriad of murals and custom canvas pieces that are showcased across the United States. At the same time Joe continued to produce and exhibit his personal fine art paintings.

Joe explains his work by saying, “I would define my style as modern classical. I’m interested in life’s little dramas. Using allegory and symbolism there evolves a suspension of disbelief. Drawing the viewer in and along a storyline. I’m interested in tapping into the collective unconscious so each individual viewer forms their own personal narrative from the piece. I strive for a contrast between a calm and uneasy with a pensive quality, the instance before the event.”

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"I love how he takes an otherwise mundane event and draws you in. Stellar work!"

"His art made me look up and notice the beauty around me...his murals, paintings, they all intrigue me and capture my attention for hours. A gorgeous artist I am blessed to have found. Now where's the giant peacock for my wall??!! love."

"hey ! the art is so pretty I cant think people made them"

"He's got my vote,always has always will!"

"Who knew that kid I knew in High School would be such an inspiring artist. Truthfully, we all did, as we saw his art displayed in the school halls and thought, who is that kid and how did he do that?? Great work by a great person!"

"WOW...great eye ///// Great rendering!"

"an excellent eye for light, color and composition. A true original painter."


"Very original and striking!"

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