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Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT: 

For me, creating art is a way to get all of my ideas, loves and dreams into a physical place. I do not set out to produce pieces on one particular subject, however, themes do surface over time. As I continue to paint and draw, my hope is to create images that capture the viewer’s heart and mind.

As a child I primarily worked in pencil, drawing animals I loved and portraits of people I admired. As I have developed my skills over the years, I have discovered a true passion for color and mostly create work with acrylics and inks. Now the myriad of flora and fauna I paint are often times executed in vivid colors and contain patterned details. This lends each piece a dreamlike quality, rooted in reality.

My art continues to evolve with each piece I create. On the surface these works may seem very literal, but beneath the bold colors and strong compositions, there is a deeper meaning. The flowers I choose often have special significance, as well as, each animal and insect that makes it’s way onto the canvas. That said, I enjoy creating these images in a way that allows the viewer a chance to find their own meaning in my work, especially if it differs from mine.

BIOGRAPHY: 

Born in 1979 in Richmond, VA., Heather Gordy is a Houston artist that works predominantly in the mediums of acrylic paint and ink. She obtained an Associates degree in Art Animation and Design from The Art Institute of Houston, and is currently working in the graphic arts field.

Heather Gordy

INFLUENCES: 

Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Charles M. Schulz...

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