St. Louis Artist Janine Helton Wins International Portrait Art Competition

Top Quote Janine Helton, a watercolor artist from St. Charles, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis), has won Art and Color 365 Magazine's recent portrait art competition. Helton's watercolor paintings have a perfect balance of light and vibrant color and transform everyday subjects into fine art. End Quote
  • St. Louis, MO-IL (1888PressRelease) May 20, 2023 - Janine Helton, a watercolor artist from St. Charles, Missouri, has been announced as the winner of Art and Color 365 Magazine’s International Portrait Art Competition. Art and Color 365 is a new magazine that celebrates art in every aspect of life and holds monthly international art competitions.

    Helton’s winning entry “Everything Nice,” is a 14” x 12” watercolor portrait. The painting showcases Helton’s ability to contrast loose and expressive brushwork with more precise details in a person’s expression, hair, and clothing.

    Helton’s work has been recognized in watercolor competitions locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a “Best of Missouri Hands” juried artist and a Signature Member of several watercolor societies including the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society, the Illinois Watercolor Society, and the Georgia Watercolor Society.

    Virginia Bayes, Editor-in-Chief of Art and Color 365 Magazine stated, “We received hundreds of entries in our Portrait Competition. Helton’s work rose to the top because of her impressive ability to balance light with vibrant colors in her work, transforming what would otherwise be commonplace scenes into works of art.”

    View Helton’s winning entry online at Find more of Helton’s artwork on her website:, Facebook:, and Instagram: ( @ ) janheltonartworks dot

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information