More About the Author
Helen Park Bigelow, daughter of the well-known painter David Park, has written fiction and personal essays for most of her life. She has been studying her father's work for decades, absorbing and reflecting on the nuance and layers of his passion to paint.
Her writings have appeared in various publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, the Monterey Herald, House Beautiful, and the Museum of California Magazine. Her essay in House Beautiful was included in the magazine's 1995 anthology Thoughts of Home.
Bigelow, 76, earned her living making pottery in the Bay Area for many years. She has three daughters and four grandchildren and lives on the island of Maui with her husband of thirty years, Edward B. Bigelow. "The rainbows often interrupt me," Bigelow says, "but somehow I still keep on writing."