This Wednesday coming we have another great demonstration to look forward to of a Bluebell Wood in acrylic by Heather Miller. The demonstration will take place at the Cedar Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh, usual times, at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.
Inspired by a love of nature, Heather’s aim as an artist is to engage and intrigue the viewer and draw them into her work. She mindfully explores colour and light in each painting, conscious of how these elements lift the spirit and encourage connection with the subject.
The seasons, water and changing light all provide rich influences on her art. Her paintings are an emotional response to what she sees rather than a facsimile encouraging the viewer to find something different each time they look. She works chiefly in acrylics and acrylic inks which lend themselves to working quickly and expressively with a glorious array of colours.
Although Heather enjoyed art from a young age, she started to paint seriously when she moved to Abu Dhabi with her husband and young family. The change of culture and scenery awakened her creative spirit and she knew she had to paint. The journey continued when she moved back to the UK and she met her teacher and mentor Caroline Hulse, who challenged, inspired and encouraged her to take risks and grow as an artist.
As well as working as an artist Heather is keen to spread the word about the versatile medium of acrylics. She demonstrates her working process to art societies around the UK, through Art Profile and also teaches impressionism and abstract workshops regularly throughout the year at the Joe Daisy Studio in Reading.
She has previously exhibited paintings and life drawings at Contemporary Art Fairs, Art Shed, The JoeDaisy Studio, The Maynard Gallery, Gravelly Barn, Art Van Go and various art shows. She studied at the Open College of Art and has had many wonderful teachers who have helped and inspired her along the way including the brilliant Caroline Hulse FRSA. She has recently written for ‘On your Doorstep’ Magazine, issue 7, explaining her creative inspiration.
To see more of heather’s click on the link to take you to her website https://www.heathermillerpaintings.com
Lastly a reminder that subscriptions are due this month, see you on Wednesday.