Featured Artist at RAW:Seattle – April 2nd!

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As a shy artist, I’ve got to be the worst promoter in the world, but I’m going to give it a go now… (deeeep breath…) OK! So…

I’ve been given a great opportunity to be part of an Artists Showcase that is taking place April 2, at the Fremont Foundry. It’s going to be quite a party, with bands, fashion designers and visual artists showing off their creations. RAW Artists was created several years ago to help emerging artists get exposure and I’m really excited that they sought me out to join their showcase.

If you would like to support my art (whether or not you can attend) you can purchase a ticket on my RAW artist page for $15. The only cost to me for the show is the agreement to sell 20 tickets by March 25th. I have to make up the difference for any I do not sell. I will have several paintings on display as well as some prints available for purchase. 

I may be live painting that night as well… Still trying to figure out the logistics and how to not make a mess… hahaha

http://www.rawartists.org/heatherunderground (The ticket link is in small bright yellow text – next to the I AM RAW text… 😉 )

Thank you all for all the support you give me, in the form of likes and comments. The encouragement means so much!!!

Hope to see some of you there! Thank you!!!

A Fairy Tale – Work in Progress

 

sleeping beauty fairy tale work in progress wip heather carrHere’s another painting that I have in the works. It’s Death carrying off Sleeping Beauty, or Snow White, or Juliet… insert poisoned/cursed/bewitched princess here. The prince/knight/star-crossed lover has just discovered her…  This one is pretty big. It’s being painted on un-stretched canvas. When it is finished I will mount it on a board.

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We’re All Mad Here…

Alice in Wonderland, work in progress, Mad Hatter

I’ve been dying to share this work in progress! I’m having a lot of fun playing with it and watching it evolve. I still have work to do on every aspect of it, the faces, bodies, background… But I’m enjoying taking my time with it.

It is a portrait of me and my best friend, who is also an artist. It’s based off of an Alice in Wonderland doodle from my sketchbook that kept growing more and more into a work of its own…

alice in wonderland, sketch, heather carr

If you are an Alice and Mad Hatter fan, you can see more of my Wonderland work by clicking here

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Set Me Free

Set Me FreeEarlier this year I was involved in a group show. As part of the show, we were asked to create a 12″ x 12″ image around the theme: Set Free.

This became a traumatizing assignment for me because I had been feeling very trapped, stuck, immobile and longing to set myself free for the last few years… It was, and still is to some degree, difficult for me to wrap my head around what freedom would look or feel like! So, I decided to do a self-portrait that captured my anxiety instead, and my need to be set free. I may allow myself the freedom to play around a bit more with the images floating over my head. The shapes represent the logistics and puzzles that I need to sort out…

 

Trouble in Mind…

Trouble in Mind…I’m blue

Trouble in mind, I’m blue
But I won’t be blue always,
’cause the sun’s gonna shine
In my backdoor some day.

I’m all alone at midnight
And my lamp is burnin’ low
Ain’t never had so much
Trouble in my life before.

Trouble in mind, that’s true
I have almost lost my mind,
Life ain’t worth livin,
Sometimes I feel like dyin’.

Goin’ down to the river
Gonna take my ol’ rockin’ chair
And if the blues don’t leave me
I’ll rock away from there.

I listened to the Nina Simone version of Trouble in Mind while painting this…

Acrylic and Sharpie on wood

Life is Art – Art is Life

heather carr painting acrylic artists people walkingThis is my favorite painting from 2013.  It is acrylic and pastel on canvas that I mounted on wood. I’m so happy to finally be sharing it. (I am really behind on posts!)

This painting is a conversation between two artists. They are speaking in Russian. It says: жизнь – это искусство, life – this is art. I see it as a circular conversation, saying that life is art, and art is life. They are one in the same.

 

Have A Holly Dali Christmas!

heather carr Christmas drawing illustration Salvador Dali xmas santa hatHave a Holly Dali X-mas! And a Happy New Year!

Recycled envelope with gesso, acrylics and pen.

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