Description This is my rip of Muriel Areno. I was inspired by Muriel's 'National Geographic' still life painting. I loved seeing the distortions of the words on the magazines from the water in the glass. My first thoughts in setting up this still life were to do a very similar set up, but I didn't have such pretty magazines. :D. I decided instead of setting up with magazines that I'd paint the water glass set in front of a wine bottle and liked how I could see the label of the bottle showing through the water glass.The flowers were picked from outside. Ok, I started this still life inspired by Muriel this summer, so my entry now is for the 'Better Late than Never Show'. :).This painting was so fun and challenging to paint! I look forward to sending this to Muriel! Thanks Muriel for partnering with me!Enjoy! :)
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.