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My creativity is suited to a variety of uses including advertising, editorial, corporate and products, as well as fine art.

I'm available for assignment work and projects; and work diligently
to meet requirements and deadlines.
I'm using this web site as a stock photography and illustration image
inventory site as well as a way to market my ideas and images.
I have many more photographic images to add to my portfolio. I'm also
adding my painting, illustration and graphic design images.

I do my own scanning and printing of images.  I have available:  originals and prints, cards, jewelry and quilts.

I have standard sized prints: 5x7, 8x10, 9x12, 11x14 and 16x20 inches available matted size or matted and framed.

Matted photo prints start at $7 to $45.

Framed photo prints start at $17 to $155.

Painting originals will show medium, sizes and prices with the image in the image gallery.

I also have 5x7, 5.25x5.25 and 4x9 greeting cards and 4.25x5.5 note cards available. 

Greeting Cards start at $2.50 to $5.00 and note cards at $1.00 to $2.50.

Earrings are priced at $8 to $15, bracelets are $8 and necklaces are $12. (need to add some photos)

Please contact me by phone or e-mail for current pricing and volume purchase pricing.

Also, please contact me if an image grabs your attention or if you are looking for something specific--I might have it or can produce it!

Personal Information:

I've been a freelance photographer & illustrator over 20 years.  I've taken classes and workshops, but I'm mainly self-taught in photography, drawing, painting, quilting and jewelry-making.  Now that I've generally retired from my accounting career, I can focus more on my artistic side.

I've done some traveling, both in the US and internationally, and have captured images from this travel.  However, some of my most favorite images are from familiar surroundings and places close to home.  Love of gardening sparks my flower and landscape photography.

I use my own photography as a basis for my drawing and painting.  The media I mainly use are acrylic, colored pencil, pen & ink, gouache, watercolor and pastels.

I'm a member of the Red River Watercolor Society, Colored Pencil Society of America and the Bismarck Art and Galleries Association.


Helen L. Kary

Annual Christmas Card
Design and print a greeting card for the Christmas and New Year's holidays every year.



Red River Watercolor Society

    - Member since June 2009

Bismarck Arts & Galleries Assn

    - Member since August 2012

Colored Pencil Society of America

   Member since 2016

Cormorant Area Art Club

    - Member from November 2007 to September 2014

      Vice-Pres Aug 2008 thru July 2009

      President Aug 2009 thru July 2011

      Treasurer Aug 2011 to 2014

Elk River Arts Alliance

    - Member January 2011 to January 2014


Colorado Institute of Art-Denver, CO
Evening Workshops

8 weeks, 1 night per week

Concepts in Fashion Design;
Pen & Ink Illustration; Surface Design

Calligraphy (1 day workshop);
Understanding Color (with pastels);
Drawing I (with still life);
Marketing Freelance Illustrators

Desktop Publishing;
Marketing Greeting Cards

Botanical Illustration Series Certificate
Denver Botanic Gardens and
University of
Colorado at Denver,

Div. of Extended Studies

Sept, 1994 through May, 1995

Wildflower Photography Workshop

one week
Sonny Rains and Dave Crough instructors

July, 1991; Latigo Ranch, Kremmling, CO

Cattle Roundup Photography Workshop

one week
Sonny Rains and Dave Crough instructors
Sept, 1991; Latigo Ranch, Kremmling, CO

Rocky Mountain School of Photography

Two day Photography Festival;

March, 1998;
Zone System, Macro Photography, Landscape,
Presentation, Equipment & Film, Filters,
Composition, Color Dynamics

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Advanced Photography Field Study
May, 2002; one week in Yosemite in California
"Other Side of Yosemite"--Brenda Tharp & Doug
Johnson instructors

Madeline Island School of the Arts - July 2015; one week Quilting Class out of LaPoint, WI - Radiant Landscapes, instructed by Gloria Loughman



Fall vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park
near Estes Park, CO - Trail To Cub Lake
Aspen leaves on the trail