Heather S. Huston, Covington, LA Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement Heather S. Huston is a self taught fine art photographer and writer. Her first job was in graphic design. At the age of 17 she designed sets for a Corridor Alternative School's production at Eugene's prestigious Hult Center for the Performing Arts. She put art on the back burner for some time as her interest turned towards alternative healing. After several years as a massage therapist and energy worker, Heather wandered back into the art world after relocating to Portland. She opened Xel Gallery in the Everett Station Lofts & Galleries in 1996. There they showcased all levels and mediums of art, giving many unknown artists a chance to show and sell their work. While acting as Curator for monthly shows, openings and special events; the gallery also gave her the opportunity to show her own work. While she showed photos, paintings, kinetic sculpture and mobiles, and ceramic raku sculpture~ photography had become her favorite form of artistic expression. Xel Gallery was open for 7 years before Heather moved to Sedona, Arizona where she began to focus seriously on photography. Since then she has lived in both Arizona and Hawaii, and now makes her home near beautiful Covington, Louisiana. She spends her time immersed in nature, photography, writing, travel, raising Mojo, the Wonder Dog and his little sister Gypsy.
“I am so in love with photography! There is so much beauty in the world; I see the art in everything and I am somewhat a purest when it comes to making photographs. I would say that I am a "painterly" type of photographer; each piece is individual and unique. A picture is worth a thousand words... Enjoy!"