Heather Edwards’ paintings are the product of decades of observation of people, environments, animals and textiles. Although she was not able to obtain a formal education in art, all her studies of the natural world in addition to the works of great artists including the renaissance masters, the pre-raphaelites of the late 19th century and modern masters have influenced her work in a way she couldn’t imagine getting in a classroom.Themes in her work include religious symbolism, fantasy realism, equine and wildlife, and bold reworking of Disney characters.
Her process in painting is constantly morphing as she applies new techniques, but most often consists of a multitude of layers of paint and glazes—as many as 20 or so in some cases—to reach the desired depth and detail that dominates her work. In all of this, her aspiration is to inspire and uplift those who view her work and to reawaken the innate joy found in even the smallest elements of the earthly experience.
Shared and collected around the world, Heather Edwards’s paintings are constructed in the midst of a bustling family with five children in Portland, Oregon. Regardless of the challenges, her art has received the attention of USA Today, the LA Times, MTV and LDSLiving. It’s also garnered contracts with Disney and Fantasy Con, been featured on HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother, highlighted in prestigious shows such as POINT OF VISION: Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction with the Society of Illustrators and even posted on forbes.com. In addition, her artwork has received recognition and awards from respected organizations such as Art Renewal Center, Artist’s Magazine.
Fyrecon Master Workshop
Color Palettes and Compositions – Lessons and Inspirations
4 Hour Master Workshop for $79.00
(includes Whole Conference general admission to Fyrecon)
Class is limited to 18 students
November 14, 2020, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Mountain Time
At Fyrecon 4
Artist Heather Edwards will walk her students though her paintings color palettes and compositions to explain how she creates such an emotional and visual appeal with her works.