I want to capture what it is to be bereft, or broken-hearted. There is an energy there, and a potential for creativity that is important to listen to, watch and learn from. I plan 99% of my paintings but when you will become unhelmed you must seize the moment and paint it.
Examine and find peace in the depths of your sadness. It is a wellspring of creative potential.
This image shows the development of “Self-Portrait, Fugue” through its various “states”.
All Images Are © Heather Horton
Heather Horton Artist Bio
Heather Horton was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. She attended McMaster University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She then went on graduate from the well-respected Interpretive Illustration program at Sheridan College. She has pursued her passion for painting ever since.
Heather has been living in the Yukon Territory for just over a year, exploring the landscape and painting the people who live there.
Heather is represented by Toronto-based Abbozzo Gallery, a member of the Art Dealer’s Association of Canada. Toll free: 1-866-844-4481
Her work is in private, public and corporations worldwide.
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Isaac Hernandez says
What a powerful self-portrait! And a great ode to sadness.
Sadness can be so beautiful, and sometimes necessary.
When my friend Carmen died, I painted my saddest self-portrait, and wrote her a poem.
I still miss her greatly.
Thank you, Helen.