Born in London, England, Mrs. Hellen studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art, graduating with her Masters degree in 1996. In 2004 she was funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain for an international traveling installation and she has completed several public commissions. Her work is multi-media and covers marble and bronze as well as installation-type projects. Hellen designed and coordinated the BluePrints Project with 4 – 13 years olds at the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities at UCCS which became an exhibition at the FAC Modern Gallery – downtown Colorado Springs. Hellen has also facilitated the art workshop for young teens at the Green Box Festival in Green Mountain Falls, where over 3 days they created a 12’ x 10’ hanging mobile at the Sallie Bush Community Center building. She is delighted to be a member of the AcademyACL team.