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Artist Heather McGarey


An example of fine art by Heather McGarey

Photo of Heather McGarey
  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.heathermcgarey.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Realistic art

  • Price Range: $275.00 - $1,800.00
    (This price range was estimated with limited info and may be inaccurate)





Biography


"I like to look closely at things and appreciate the richness and complexity in colors, tones and textures. Art gives me a way to share this with you. My art gives me the opportunity to slow down and really look at the often overlooked things in life; to see the beauty in any face and everyday things."
 
Heather McGarey is a realist artist in the classical tradition.  Heather earned a BFA from the University of Colorado focusing on set and lighting design.  She moved to New York after graduating college and studied art at the Art Students League of New York and the School of Visual Arts and earned an Associates degree in Interior Design. In New York she worked as an interior designer, stage lighting technician, set designer and painted fine art principally in acrylic.  After 5 years of city life Heather returned to Colorado where she continued exploring her art and discovered the joys of working in colored pencil which she used to do sensitive portraits of fruit and veggies as well as people.
 
Never straying far from her realistic art roots, she is now working in charcoal and oil paint. This has opened an exciting love of portraiture. In addition to creating an accurate likeness of her subject she enjoys capturing the emotion and spirit that is under the surface.
Heather is a Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and served as president of the Denver Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society for three years. Most recently, she has been studying classical art at the Boulder School of Fine Art.  She has been in numerous juried shows and international exhibitions.
DRAWING DIRECTLY FROM LIFE, GETTING CLOSE TO MY SUBJECT SO I CAN CAPTURE THE SUBTLETIES IN COLOR AND TEXTURE IS HOW I WORK BEST. MY PAINTINGS [...]

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