Helen Gotlib was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A life time interest in art led Helen to study at the University of Michigan’s School Of Art And Design where she divided her time between printmaking and scientific illustration. This lead her to develop a process oriented drawing style characterized by extreme detail. Most recently Gotlib has made an extensive exploration of a deceptively nuanced and emotional subject – flowers. By following the life cycle of flora, but focusing particularly on dried, dead flowers, she has managed to create images of unexpected beauty and emotional power mirroring the complexities of her figurative work.Gotlib’s work has been exhibited in numerous juried shows across the country.