Description Media: acrylicDimensions: 9x12x1.5Date of Work: 2008The 31st in the award winning Polish Pottery Still Life Series was painted for March Nibblefest Secret Gardens theme. This is my secret garden with my Polish Pottery. The giant dots pattern by Ceramika Artystyczna is surprisingly a fairly hard pattern to find! Its one of my favorites when I see this pattern in Poland I usually pick up a piece or more ;-) in this pattern. The giant dots are a bit contemporary with that fun and modern feeling I so love! I bought a ton of these giant polka dot patterns at the Ceramika Factory shop when I was there that the lady said even though its not a Unikat pattern, it was just as hard to get as they don't make as much of the giant dot patterns. In setting up this still life I added a striped dishcloth with lots of nice colors that would really add to the colors in the flowers. I painted the background a nice purple to really make those yellow flowers just pop. My Polish Pottery Still Life Series make the perfect addition to any Polish Pottery collection. Many more in the series to come! Thanks! Heather :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.