Heather Metcalf

I am an artist concerned with the visual complexity of Nature and its dynamic interaction of form and color.  I draw a personal vocabulary from repetitive elements of my surroundings, and each painting or drawing is a direct response to the visual stimuli of Nature’s shapes and patterns.

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Color is an important element within my paintings and I am passionate in reflecting the organic world of this interplay of shapes and colors in my work.  Integral to each work is the spontaneity of the drawing and its linear underpinning, which gives the abstraction of the piece an underlying figurative basis.  

Recently, I have been stimulated by the fluid images derived from the aqueous world–I enjoy the floating shadows, the fluid floral images and the hovering marine patterns.  My paintings are built through successive layers of transparent, luminous color and reworked surfaces on wood or canvas.