The element of surprise is the driving factor in the work of Helen Closs. She blends and moves thick areas of paint to create pieces that express emotion and a tangible narrative. When painting, she is wondering what the composition will show her. She spends time with them to uncover their meaning.
In June 2016, she participated in the group show Never Before Seen at State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, New York called. In late 2016 three of her paintings were installed at Ithaca Mall.