Heather Patterson

Kaleidoscope, mixed media, 36” x 24”

Aquatica, mixed media, 24” x 24”

Climate 1, mixed media, 24” x 24” 

Afloat, mixed media, 18” x 18”

About Heather Patterson’s Work

I love the richness of Heather’s mixed media paintings, her use of color and her imagery from life and science.  Looking at any of her paintings, I feel as if I could walk into her oddly populated world.  She creates a sense of space and a sense of place that stands in contrast to her use of ornamentation, drips and flat shapes that reference the language of painting.  It’s both an illusionistic space and the flat space of the surface of the canvas.

Artist Statement

“My work is an intuitive gathering of imagery stemming from the natural world. I recreate geographic patterns and forms, and then layer them to make up new systems in the environment. By analyzing the biological and structural phenomena, I find similarities between their elements…I am interested in the imperfections in nature, the complete randomness yet undisturbed instances of subtle perfection.

By layering varied imagery through drawing and painting, a sense of fragmented time emerges, a documentation of events.”

Read Heather’s full statement and see much more of her gorgeous paintings at her website.

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Everyone knows about art, except the artist. He, it seems, must find out not about art, but how to stay on the treadmill. Each time he paints he must discover how to trust himself, his instincts, without knowing how it will turn out. It sounds easy until you try it.

— Phillip Guston
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  • Lovely work that makes me think what exactly is it that grabs my visual attention. Thank you for sharing your art.
Gallery of Recent Paintings
Composition Number 8, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Blockhead -  Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Color-Mini 2015-030 Oil on canvas 6 x 6 © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Easter Confection - Oil on canvas - 4 x 4 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn