Initially only working in watercolor Heleen decided
the paper was getting too small which made her switch to oil after
studying this medium in Amsterdam with well-known artist Rik Lina.
Lately, after discovering the advantages of watercolor canvas she
renovated her style, less realistic, more colorful, using the unpredictable
creativity of this medium.
Heleen can be found regularly on the top of Mount Scenery were she
makes drawings of the dramatic rain forest. She camped on the mountain
for more than four weeks. These drawings have resulted in big oil
and watercolor on canvas paintings.
Heleen also did a mural in the Sacred Heart Church,
a Roman Catholic Church in the Bottom on Saba. Here she combines
rainforest scenes with religious symbols.
Another source of inspiration for Heleen is the underwater
world of Saba. Diving together with her husband in the pristine
crystal clear Caribbean Sea she made drawings underwater. The series
of dolphin paintings and other underwater creatures is the result.
Cornet was asked for prestigious exhibits where she
participated with installations of rainforests and the underwaterworld
as there is the: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Biennial, Santo. Domingo, Republica
Dominicana and, the 23rd Bienal International, San Paulo, Brazil.