This exhibition will be "Recent Works" which includes scenes from Oxford area, France and Italy during pre COVID trips to exhibit. There will be much to show the communion between nature and the built environment of the past: old buildings, autumn colours and water predominate. Having just "landed" in Oxford from Australia, we were locked down and have been basically isolated for 5 months here. It's been the best opportunity to get to know Oxford on foot and gather material to paint....I now have more than enough for the next few years!
One of the paintings, "The Walk in Aix" was just this week announced as one of the winners in a competition on "Cityscapes".
Heather's work over the years has evolved, not so much in subject matter, but in the treatment of the subject. Her focus has always been an interpretation of the effect of light and dark on a subject. Earlier works were mostly photo realism, but as she explored ways to create light and the idea of light with depth, she moved towards Impressionism with a palette knife. Inspired by the early Impressionists she loves the challenge of using colour to create images, depth and light rather than creating mirror images of what we see. She paints a variety of subjects, mostly landscapes and cityscapes, but prefers the built world and how life and time affect it. She has exhibited in Australia, the US, Italy and the UK, and has collectors around the world. Australian born she has recently moved to the UK to paint and study, as this country has a plethora of the subjects she loves most: old buildings, gardens and waterways.
Awards: 2018 - A winner in "All Colours" competition with "Vernazza"
2019 - Award of Excellence in "Impressionism" with "That Time of Day"
2020 - Finalist in "Shades of Green" with "Bottom of the Garden"
2021 - A winner in "All Cityscapes" with "The Walk in Aix"