Romona Helmholz serves as Director of Helmholz Fine Arts.
Ms. Helmholz can be classified as an ‘entrepreneurial artist’, as she has not only developed and managed two prior start up businesses, but she is also classically trained as an artist across several mediums (oil, charcoal, and cut outs to name a few) at both Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Her most recent artistic business venture was called ‘The House of Bamboo,’ where she leveraged a love of bamboo tortoise patterns, and taught herself to build and design one of a kind tortoise pattern bamboo mirrors and coffee tables with an overlay of gold or silver leaf. At the time, press coverage included being prominently showcased by Elle Décor Magazine.
Prior to this, Romona ran her own ad agency (Helmholz & Assoc.) based in New York City.
Earlier on, she and her family spent several years in West Africa, where the diverse culture, colorful people, and oral history traditions made an indelible impression on her and all of which continue to nourish and sustain her perspective, humility, and general outlook on life.
She is the proud mother of three children and currently splits her time between NYC and Manchester, VT.