“My work explores this connection, examining the landscape through transition, movement, and energy through color, composition, and paint application. I attempt to translate the essence of my personal experiences in nature while referencing the natural world’s value and place in our lives.”
“I’m painting what I love; what grabs my attention and makes me pause. Mornings and evenings are particularly inspirational because colors can be intensified, and light can make the ordinary interesting. Boats, whether for work or play, merge with the seascape. And coastal trees stand out like resolute figures, and I appreciate their determination. “
My artwork comes from the visual connection with ordinary, everyday objects and places. I am inspired by how light falls upon a subject, casting rich dark shadows, and I aspire to simplify the nuances within those darks.
My subjects have included marine, landscape, and intimate domestic still lifes. They share my interests in the effects of light at a particular moment. The threads of the canvas, the sea, Vermont, Maine, my family, and friends have woven inextricably into my psyche and work.
“The clay spoke, and in a meek, shy voice, it said, “I want to be a boat.” Since that moment, I have been a devoted (clay) boat builder. I have since been told that my boats have sailed the continent.”
Layers of unexpected shapes, patterns, and colors create a visual composite of energy and calm, taking the viewer away from the reality of the image and triggering a personal memory, a moment in time. A low horizon line or the playful placement of simple figures brings context to the expressive composition of color and texture.
These are the newest spring arrivals from artist Heather Blanton. We feature these unique paintings this week, April 25 – May 1. Click the link below to find the details on each of these pieces. Any or all of these paintings purchased this week are subject to free shipping*.
My central aim in painting is to create beautiful imagery. My creative process centers on a direct and intuitive response to nature and its elements in JMW Turner and James Abott MacNeil Whistler’s tradition. I hope to evoke a response in the viewer to these experiences.
I rarely see the work as abstract. Instead, I see expressive illustrations with color and brushstrokes as muse and model. I catapult and dive, dig and luxuriate, and painting continues to cement and flood.
Each bird is interesting, in and of itself, and together forms a more intricate sculpture. The birds are placed in a formation influenced by observed birds in flight. Angling up, lifting off, soaring. Actual colorings influence the birds’ patterns and colors, but the birds are merely representative of real birds.