New Work / Current Exhibitions




PAINTING MY OWN BLUE SKY | November 2016 - 17

America is a divided nation, steeped in divisive rhetoric. Global uncertainty is on the rise. In this climate, reframing the negative flow is key. Generating compassion, empathy and loving kindness is most important. These wood panel paintings mix acrylic ink with essential oils imbedding a subtle sense of smell into the work.

What people are saying about Painting My Own Blue Sky..."This one reminds me of supports on a bridge. We can only hope the bridge metaphor will help bring this country together." and "I really like this new work—muscular and very, very beautiful."  



TARTAN/January - April 2017


FALLWINTER Cork Tartan centerpiece
British infulences....


MARIPOSA March 2016 - 2017

Mixed media on panel mark the Mariposa series. New work addresses change, transformation and the flow of energy that supports stepping into uncertainty. Also See work availble on 1STDIBS  Below Mariposa Impact in three panels 30" x 30" each @ Nuance in Siicon Valley

















BD BIO TECH / Inspired by the brilliant pigments of multicolor flow cytometry, Patter Hellstrom created this large-scale piece for BD Biosciences to commemorate the creation of the first set of Product Development Modules on campus. This new spatial ecosystem is designed to improve collaboration and teamwork to promote scientific innovation, stimulate technological breakthroughs, and accelerate product development from idea to launch. GRACE on view caps the innovation space in relationship to the expansive super graphic.

Hellstrom review here   DOWN LOAD  


GALLERY | QR: Interactive Works by Patter Hellstrom 

"Patter's paintings are alluring. Her paintings beckon the viewer to visually get lost in the undulation that is created by her use of medium. I have never known any artist to work with the acrylic ink wash on polypropylene. Her mastery of the fluidity of motion is her own language. It is very rare to find ones solo voice when so much has been done in the name of art."  

Annette Schutz, Owner of ArtHaus Gallery SF



Tartan design Patterns of Control printed |

SMW Pop Up exhibition 2016 Tartan Collection   

Polform SF





“I first worked with Patter Hellstrom Visual Art when Vedder Price, an international general-practice law firm, selected Patter’s work for the second quarterly art installation in our San Francisco office.  Patter and Paul also worked closely with us to plan our first client/artist reception, which featured Patter’s works.  When we opened our Los Angeles office, we engaged Patter Hellstrom Visual Art to curate its quarterly art installations.  Patter and Paul have been outstanding art partners offering a variety of works from local artists, attending to every detail, and providing beautiful collateral material to accompany each installation.  I highly recommend them.”  Michele Reilly, Office Manager Vedder Price San Francisco 

Vedder Price Los Angeles 

Gina Stepaniuk / New Views: Planet Earth

 Marion Lane / Geometric Abstraction

Gregg Chadwick / Atmospheric Cityscapes

Gay Summer Rick / Urban Coast 

Patter Hellstrom / Flow

Nadege Monchera Baer / Abstraction

Catherine Ruane / Palm View




Vedder Price Chicago International Headquarters

THE CITY | Rita Grendze + Kristsa Svalbonas


The CITY is an exhibition which reveals a dialogue between the urban views on the twenty sixth floor of Vedder Price and the interior art by Grendze and Svalbonas. Both artists speak to the structure of the city through their geometric and tactile qualities. 


MITHILA PAINTING: The Evolution of an Art Form  The show is filled with fantastic connections between traditional and contemporary subject matter and styles.