Description Media: acrylicDimensions: 20x24x1.5Date of Work: 2007The 24th in my Polish pottery series was done for the still life challenge I started in the Still Life public forums as an 'Inspired by...' challenge. A good artist friend of mine Mary Beth Thorngren turned me to Janet Fish when she saw my love for still life's and painting reflective surfaces and glass. I bought Janet Fish's book and was in awe! I love her work. I did not copy the composition of any of her paintings. I put together this still life after drooling over her book and getting inspired!! Janet Fish's earlier works were contemporary in style. Her paintings often large and painted in bright colors. Her later works she introduced in backgrounds as seen thru a window etc. I thought I'd change up my typical Polish pottery still life and include in a background view with reflections of my chair seen in the glass. I added in some glass with my pottery as Janet Fish painted glass so beautifully. For more on Janet Fish: http://www.artnet.com/artist/6229/janet-fish.html
Heather Sims, Black Forest, Colorado Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement I'm a self taught artist but come from a family of generations of artists. I'm currently living in Germany but am originally from Louisiana. I have been fortunate to live in many beautiful places. My signature paintings are my award winning Polish Pottery still life series and Europe Still life series. Living in Europe and all the inspirations around me I have found my passion for painting.
I paint first and foremost for the love of painting, this is my passion. I eat, sleep and dream about what my next painting will be. I feel very energized when I paint and can not put the brush down, I absolutely love that I feel drained and fulfilled after finishing a painting. What a great feeling it is! My energy and ideas of future paintings are boiling over and I will paint them all! I enjoy bright paintings, loads of colors a painting that POPS is what I strive to create.. A twist of humor is always fun as you can see from my pet paintings and award winning statue series.. I even have incorporated a little humor in my still lifes. To me, still life's are NOT boring.. they are much fun! I love the pottery, glass and collectibles that I'm painting, I traveled to buy these pieces throughout Europe. It was the beauty, love and memories I have that inspired me to start my Polish Pottery signature series and European Still life collection.
My paintings are held in private collections in Germany, England, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and throughout the U.S.