In the Piper Gallery during April . . .
Ready to Begin
I begin a painting by finding the flowers and / or objects that speak magic to me. Sometimes, I know what hues or shapes I would like to work with and focus on finding flowers that reflect that. Other times, I am just struck by a color, bouquet, for feeling; and I work from there. It’s not hard to find inspiration and motivation in a world full of treasures.
My pieces are often large, colorful, light filled, and cozy. Compositions are cropped intimately close. The colors I use in my work have changed since my brain injury, they have become more saturated and gem-like, as though my inhibition switch has been turned off.
The paintings are done largely intuitively, it is a happy adventure that I love to experience. The journeys that my pieces take me on are a reflection of my views on life…live in the moment, find small things fascinating, keep a humored optimism. And rejoice in happy accidents.
Heather was born and raised in upstate NY. She is a Fine Arts graduate of Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute.
She sustained a mild traumatic brain injury in 2009, and has been utilizing her art as a therapeutic process. Her paintings now are more vibrant, colorful and free flowing.