High School Student's Painting Captures 'Moody Atmosphere' of Minneapolis

Helen Nelson’s “Cityscape”, Art, Painting, White Bear Lake, Around Town
White Bear Lake student's first cityscape recreates iconic Pillsbury building.

In this issue, we present the work of White Bear Lake Area High School student Helen Nelson. Nelson’s painting is titled “Pillsbury” (Acrylic on board, 2018).

Nelson says, “This is a painting of the area near the Pillsbury factory in Minneapolis, behind some silos. I painted this picture from a photo I took while visiting my cousin’s apartment shortly after Thanksgiving.

I chose this image because I enjoyed the beauty of the rain on the tiles and the overall moody atmosphere of the city at night. I really enjoy painting with acrylics, and had a lot of fun painting a cityscape for the first time.”