Helen Frankenthaler (December 12, 1928 - December 27, 2011) was an American abstract expressionist painter (source). She was widely recognized as a contemporary artist and exhibited her work for over 50 years. I first came to know of Ms. Frankenthaler in 2011 when every large newspaper publication noted of her passing. One of her most famous quotes expresses that, "There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen." I believe that her body of work is a testament to her own individuality as an artist. One of my favorite pieces (title unknown) is shown above. I love its simplicity and beauty. I also love how even her use of red and fuchsia tones, still somehow conveys a feeling of calm in the piece. I suppose it's a subtle reminder that often it is that which excites us that centers us and ultimately helps us to find our own purpose and sense of contentment. Here's to following our passions! Cheers!