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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The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.

— Banksy
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  • I love the texture, the movement, the colors… love it all. You create a mystery in that eddy, imagining the forces pushing and pulling and twirling. Great job!
Gallery of Recent Paintings
Untitled (2015-008) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-015 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Our City - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-014 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn