Original Paintings by Heather Wilson
Mixed media & resin on wood
119cm x 13.5cm
'Patriot Tiki', 'Summer Vibes' & 'Wellywood'
I am originally from Wellington and I love coming home from my new home in Napier to exhibit at Ora Gallery each year. I have been with Ora for over 10 years now and during this time my work has emerged from painting Kiwiana and inanimate objects into a visual feast of patterned colour and multi textural layers of acrylic and mixed media on canvas. My work is highly textured, richly hued and has found critical and commercial acclaim, and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout New Zealand and overseas. I love bold colour, and texture is a distinctive trademark of my work.
Before starting her career as an artist in the 1990's Heather held professional positions in the food industry having graduated from Otago University with a double degree in food science and human nutrition. The influence of food still comes through strongly in many of her works. Drawing inspiration from all aspects of life, Heather's contemporary artworks also explore aspects of New Zealand's iconic scenery in particular the Hawke's Bay, Wellington and the Far North.