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Australian Artist and Creator of Eleni Art, Helen Andronis Ibrahim, Connects the World to the Lives of the Indigenous People

From the Land Down Under to the United States, Australian-based artist Helen Andronis Ibrahim has left her life as a hairdresser to travel the world and help make it a little more beautiful. New to the world of professional artistry, Helen has already been part of shows in New York City and other cultural havens around the world. In her works, Helen showcases the stories of indigenous cultures, whether they are the Hopi community of Arizona or the aboriginals of Australia. Through her work, Helen attempts to teach the viewer about the power of love and beauty. She shares her life story and vision with JustLuxe

How did you start as an artist?  

That’s an interesting question!  I have always been an artist I just never believed that I was good enough to call myself one. The universe steps in and I reached a point where I had no choice but to let go, breathe, be brave, and not afraid to fall. I eventually was open to the fact that my purpose on the planet was to be an artist. And no matter how much I avoided it. The truth was always going to be louder in my heart than my head.    

Did you always view art as your vocation?  

Not Always! My dream was to heal the hearts on the planet. I was never quite sure how I was going to achieve such a big dream. I was a very successful hairdresser for many years and did lots of different things before and during. I avoided painting and selling my artwork, as I was always afraid of being judged.  

How would you define your art? 

I paint what is true to my Soul. Art is who I am.  And will change as I change, grow as I grow, live as I live and love as I love. I paint what comes to me and what touches my heart at the time, and I love to paint stories.  

Carly Zinderman

Carly Zinderman is a Senior Staff Writer for JustLuxe, based just outside of Los Angeles, CA. Since graduating from Occidental College with a degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies, she has written on a variety of topics for books, magazines and online publications, but loves fashion and style best. In her spare time, when she?s not writing, Carly enjoys watching old movies, reading an...(Read More)

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