Description Media: acrylicDimensions: 11x14x1.5Date of Work: 2008The 27th in my original Polish Pottery series. I set up this still life for the Nibblefest art contest. Theme for the contest was to combine 2 animals into one.. Well, working to twist that to a Polish Pottery still life I thought about these cute dishes I got in Poland at the Ceramika Artystyczna store. Oh the store I bought these in is my all time favorite store. I love this manufacturer of Polish Pottery. The king frog plate and the horse bowl are one of my favorites. Ok.. I have many many favorites! So I thought I would stack these TWO animal patterns into ONE stack.. :0) I put in my Lunch dishtowel in the still life. Cheerios are good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.. Of course that's what my boys tell me!! :0)
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.