Helen Miranda Wilson, after living for decades in New York City, now makes her home in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Many years of painting and drawing from direct observation as well as the artist's early exposure to the art and design of the Bauhaus movement have greatly influenced her work.Although Wilson no longer uses recognizable subject matter as she did for much of her career, her paintings are done with the same materials and techniques and in the same small format for which she has always been known. The surfaces are open, left unvarnished. They have a contiguous, skin-like quality due to the artist’s use of oil paint with no added medium.The artist also works as a public servant in the town’s municipal government and maintains a small scale farm. She has kept honeybees and chickens successfully for many years. She paints full-time and teaches occasionally.