HEATHER HORTON

FEATURED ARTIST

Series Fours Heather Horton was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. After completing a degree in English from McMaster University in Hamilton, she decided to pursue a career in art. Shes been showing her pensive work in private, public and corporate collections across Canada, The U.S., Germany, Italy, New Zealand and Great Britain ever since.

Recognizing her knack for the arts, Heather completed the renowned Interpretive Illustration program at Sheridan College in Oakville in 2002. She was elected to the Society of Canadian Artists in 2002 and to the Ontario Society of Artists in 2007.

 

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“My work is primarily figurative. I strive to create a visual tension in my work through cropping, stark environments and overall composition,” says Heather. “There is a prevailing sense of isolation and alienation in my paintings. I want the viewer to wonder what is beyond the borders of the canvas. I like to paint natural people/objects in natural surroundings…environments that are special to them, with minimal posing and no pretence.”

There is indeed much study of the nature of society on her canvas. Paint, for Heather, is the ultimate revealer of truth about the human condition. This may or may not be due to her observations living in The Yukon Territory since 2013 (she just recently moved back to her hometown of Ontario). A cool thing: Her painting “Montana Mountain I” was chosen for the cover of the 2014/2015 Northwestel phonebook cover which is distributed throughout the Yukon and Northern British Columbia.

 

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Heather is currently represented by Abbozzo Gallery in downtown Toronto. A selection of her paintings is now a part of the permanent art collection at the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. She’s also done work for some pretty impressive publications, including Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail and The Walrus.

Be mesmerized by Heather’s magical brushstrokes by visiting her website, www.heatherhorton.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

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