Ochre Autumn 6
Inspired by a love of nature, Heather’s aim as an artist is to engage and intrigue the viewer and draw them into her work. She mindfully explores colour and light in each painting, conscious of how these elements lift the spirit and encourage connection with the subject. Her paintings are an emotional response to what she sees rather than a facsimile encouraging the viewer to find something different each time they look.
Heather inspiration comes from the countryside around her. She regularly runs and walks her dog in the Hertfordshire woods and fields and many of her ideas come out of this experience. She will then go out with her sketchbook and do quick studies of areas that catch her interest together with photos and notes of the emotions and reactions to what she sees. She loves to 'feel' her way around a subject with blind contour drawings.
This material and her response to this are then the basis of her paintings in the studio.
Heather uses acrylic paints and inks and some mixed media. She loves this vibrant versatile medium and tends to work wet into wet, building layers and depth. She teaches her techniques to Art Societies and gives workshops demonstrating how to get the best from acrylics.