About Heather Patterson’s Work
I love the richness of Heather’s mixed media paintings, her use of color, and her imagery from life and science. Looking at any of her paintings, I feel as if I could walk into her oddly populated world. She creates a sense of space and a sense of place that stands in contrast to her use of ornamentation, drips, and flat shapes that reference the language of painting. It’s both an illusionistic space and the flat space of the surface of the canvas.
“My work is an intuitive gathering of imagery stemming from the natural world. I recreate geographic patterns and forms and then layer them to make up new systems in the environment. By analyzing the biological and structural phenomena, I find similarities between their elements…I am interested in the imperfections in nature, the complete randomness yet undisturbed instances of subtle perfection.
By layering varied imagery through drawing and painting, a sense of fragmented time emerges, a documentation of events.”
Read Heather’s full statement and see much more of her gorgeous paintings on her website.