Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Chloe Hedden, San Francisco, CA
Member Since January 2007
Artist Statement I was born and raised in Utah's wild red desert, and have found that no matter how far abroad I travel, the same breathless urgency to connect people to place pursues me. My father is an environmentalist and furniture designer and my mother is a botanist, healer and weaver. Art and earth were integral parts of my upbringing. When other kids were asleep or watching cartoons, I was up early painting, drawing, and listening to the sounds of the valley at dawn. By the time I was five, I was learning to paint by studying and copying the great masters.

After I had exhausted all that the small uranium town's public high school had to offer, I left for the Idyllwild Arts Academy and eventually the Rhode Island School of Design. I spent my junior year abroad as part of R.I.S.D.'s European Honors Program in Rome. There, in one of the world's oldest and most richly inhabited cities, I discovered civilization as deeply layered and eroded as the sedimentary landscape of my childhood. It was also in Italy that I began to paint portraits with a sense of the divine or something magical in them. I became gripped by a desire to express life's greater mysteries on canvas, a passion that only grows with the passing years. My work has become a continual search for the best way to express my wonder about our beautiful world.


Product No 475394
Tags Chloe, Hedden, art, castle, desert, fine, landscape, red, rocks, shadows, sky, southwest, valley