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Helen Bird
Austin, Texas, United States

Artist Interview


I spent 30 years as a pediatric oncology RN until I crashed and burned 10 years ago. Although I've had a lifelong love for photography, I only started drawing and painting once I retired from nursing. I'm a pretty versatile visual artist but really love to draw with ink (such as sharpies, gel and metallic pens).

I have recently applied my ink creations to some digital apps and am exploring more avenues for expression. Prints of my work are available on I have also authored a book of poetry and three 'inksanity' art collections available on

#abstract #otherwordly #hypercolorful #inksanity


the time machine | 2020

the second wave | 2020

open heart surgery | 2020

in the blender | 2020

untitled digital inksanity | 2020

brain stem ware | 2017

parrot talk | 2016

red ink fest | 2016

red blood cell | 2012

desert view | 2013

queen of zing | 2012

horns of a dilemma | 2011

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