Like most kids, I dabbled in art, mostly colored-pencil illustrations for my elementary school novels. But as I grew up, I traded creativity for a desire to "get it right", and I froze. Paintings collected dust for weeks while I searched for the courage to finish them, and by the time I graduated from high school, I had stopped making art altogether.
It wasn't until many years later that I finally shed a few layers of perfectionism and unearthed those long-buried artistic aspirations. These changes coincided with my return to the fine state of Colorado in late 2015. My paintings reflect the joy of being once again surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains, a celebration of homecoming.
Visual Interest, May-June 2016
Studios at 802, First Fridays, April-May 2016
Art in Action, April 2016
RAW Showcase: SIGNATURE, March 2016, www.rawartists.org/heidiannalise
Genessee Coffee, March 2016
Parkview Art Festival, February 2016
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