The Late Helga Browne-Scarlett
A native of Germany, Helga Browne-Scarlett lived on the Monterey Peninsula for over 35 years. Her artistic expression first found an outlet when she painted as a child with her father in the German folk style known as “Bauern-Malerei”. She was a successful working artist for over ten years and works in acrylics, mixed media, collage and metal embossing.
Her painting and art work can be found in private collections as well as public galleries throughout the United States and Europe.
After living and creating for years in Big Sur, her work created at her studio took on a whimsical, fun and happy flair. Helga’s artwork reflected her state of mind; enjoyment and exploring new ways to fully express her passion for the Arts. She was a member of the Big Sur Arts Initiative, the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation, the Artist Equity Fund, the Central Coast Art Association and the National League of American Pen Women.
In December 2018, Helga suffered a stroke which took her functioning abilities away until her point of death late 2020. Helga was a friend to all and a vivacious artist who always created from her Heart.