The Art and Studio of H.L. GROEN
H.L. GROEN is an established fine art professional, free thinker and certified arts educator with over twenty years’ experience in her field. H.L. received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College and obtained her Master of Arts in Holistic Thinking from the Graduate Institute. In 2008 Groen established and developed the former cooperative organization, The Libertine Collective, which fostered a sense of community and motivation among Connecticut artists and patrons while promoting the arts and raising community awareness through the production of numerous arts productions over the years.
H.L. endorses every opportunity to learn and would eventually like to write a book on brain development, culture and creativity; The Self-awareness of Being. H.L. credits her father for her love of Art, and reverence for simplicity of Nature and fascination with indigenous and Native American culture. These influences are observational in much of her art work - drawings, paintings, and sculptures.
As an artist H.L's wish is that you form your own stories and personal connections to her work; what you perceive may be different from what she challenged herself to create. Personal connection is the ultimate purpose of her art once released into the world.
Creator of all things colorful and sometimes disturbing, each piece of art is a manifestation of Groen's passions; nature spirit, light and human connection. Her images are expressive; filled with bold colors and strokes both dominant and wistful and saturated with life force and energy. H.L seeks to attain insight from her visions and creative process. Art is a medium in which she finds her way; who she was, who she is and who she will become. Art is a form of healing; a gift for the mind, soul and spirit.
H.L. has been teaching visual arts with a holistic approach in the Hartford county area of Connecticut and presently facilitates art at CREC's John J. Allison Polaris Center. Her goal as an educator is to inspire and empower the inner-artist in each of her students. H.L. continues to champion the arts and act as a voice for arts awareness throughout the educational system and the local arts community.