Description Media: acrylic on gallery wrapped canvasDimensions: 16x20x1,5Date of Work: 2008The 30th in my 'Polish Pottery Still Life Series. ' I set up using a gorgeous plate I bought from the Ceramika artystyczna factory store in Poland. I keep this plate on a stand in my kitchen. Its beautiful. I used my breakfast tea towel in this one what is somewhat a series within a series as I have previously painted still life's with the Lunch and Dinner tea towels. I set up a breakfast scene with a croissant and clementines. The small dotted blue bowl is also a Ceramika artystyczna unikat pattern. The pitcher in the still life is a Zacklady Unikat pitcher from their art series. Unikat Art 148 . I had a lot of fun painting this one as I so enjoy painting the shiny surfaces and seeing what colors bounce around. I also experimented with a new background on this one. I learn something from each painting I do and look forward to the next painting, to see what changes take place as I am constantly learning! :0) Keep an eye out for more in the 'Polish Pottery Still Life Series. '
Heather Sims, Black Forest, Colorado Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement Heather Sims is a self taught artist, who grew up surrounded by art. Several of her relatives on her mother's side of the family are artists dating back to distant relative Paul Howard Manship, a famous sculptor. Heather grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana then moved to Ohio. There, she obtained a degree in accounting at Wright State University and met her husband. He was active duty Air Force and together they had to opportunity to live in California, Colorado, Germany and back to Colorado.
While living in Germany, Heather had the opportunity to travel to Italy, France, Belgium and many times to Boleslaweic, Poland to collect the Polish pottery. While she lived in Germany she began setting up Polish pottery still lifes and painting them. This turned into a series of her award winning Polish Pottery Still Life Series. Heather recently finished number 96 in the series with many more to come.
Polish pottery is hand-painted in Poland and it's unique beauty makes for a great subject in any still life. The unifying blue in the pottery pulls it together and makes for a wonderful subject in setting up still lifes. These still lifes are not boring but very energized.
Internationally collected, her paintings are held in private collections in Germany, England, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic and throughout the U.S.