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 joy of making art must lie in freedom; to be as we want to be, say what we want to say, and be known as we wish to be known. It sounds easy, but it’s very hard to trust ourselves and value what is meaningful in our seemingly ordinary lives.

— John Gilboy
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Gallery of Recent Paintings
Untitled 2015-023 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Our City - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Murky Morning of the Soul - Oil on Canvas - 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn A Question of Balance - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn