Artist Heather Craft

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   I build my work from observation and a desire to illustrate the human condition in portraiture and figurative painting.  Silence speaks loudest in the slight turn of the head, a fleeting glance, a rounded back, slumping shoulders. I've explored different styles and different ways to use color, all with the goal of finding my voice and painting in a way that comes most naturally to me.  Using black and white and limited color palettes has become the most powerful way I have to speak in my paintings.  I love the variations of tone and intensity that I can achieve with simple black paint. I'm not a photographer, but my love of black and white photography is an inspiration to paint the way I do.  Whether I am painting the human figure or a still life, I want to see, and I want the viewer to see those subjects in a different way.


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