Pigments of Imagination Exhibition at Distinction Gallery
09nov12:37 am12:37 amPigments of Imagination Exhibition at Distinction Gallery12:37 am - 12:37 am
Distinction Gallery Presents: Pigments of Imagination All new works by Heather McKey and Virginie Mazereau Opening Reception: November 9th (6pm to 10pm) Exhibition: November 9th – December 7th About the artists: Read more
Distinction Gallery Presents: Pigments of Imagination
All new works by Heather McKey and Virginie Mazereau
Opening Reception: November 9th (6pm to 10pm)
Exhibition: November 9th – December 7th
About the artists: Read more at distinctionart.com
Heather McKey is a traditional acrylic painter, blending her lifelong love of birds with unexpected and striking features.
These fanciful birds are embellished with a variety of shells and botanicals intermingling with feathers and patterns found in nature. Strange and familiar at the same time, the birds are playful and exotic as they strike a pose in their world of dreamy landscapes and seascapes, peering back at their viewers with large, expressive eyes.
After a Baccalaureate in Fine Arts and an Interior Designer Degree from ESAG Penninghen in Paris in 1998, my first contract was with an advertising agency to give Malboro Classics flagship stores a total makeover.
A year later, I joined with a lot of pride and motivation L’Oreal, the worldwide group of cosmetics to create artwork at a very intense pace for stands and stores. I rapidly realized that no place was left for what is the most important to me: creativity, imagination and personal accomplishment.
It suddenly clicked. My daughter inspires me and let me spread my wings: going back to childhood was obvious.
Thus in 2006, I swapped my architectural plans to let my paintbrushes express themselves again and to allow my imagination to have free play.
Pigments, acrylics, pastels and collages are some of the techniques I use to create a sophisticated pictorial board to take us to the heart of a poetic and fantaisist story. For fun, I sometimes include real children’s drawings or old posters in my paintings for them to get a second wind. I sometimes tweak the traditional angle of some situations, adopting for instance bird’s-eye view to give to the whole an unexpected look and feel!
(Saturday) 12:37 am - 12:37 am