My current available works…
Last fall shortly after I had moved to The Yukon Territory I went for a hike on Tally Ho Mountain with friends. The ice was so beautiful and the snow hadn’t arrived in earnest yet. A new form of water to try to capture!
A new portrait of my friend Emilie…another Ontario transplant like myself. Birds of a feather:)
Oil on canvas, 30″x40″, available at Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
New painting hot off the easel! “Mia, Yukon River”, oil on panel, 6″x12″.
It is available at Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.
The environment is present, continually here. The light, the temperature, this river, all are hypnotic and the transitory nature of all of these elements is palpable every day. The Yukon River in particular tends to hold many people in its spell.
There has been quite a bit online writing about my swimming portraits lately. I am very thankful that these pieces have resonated with people as much as they have.
Temperatures are dropping here in Whitehorse but I am painting up a storm and keeping the studio fires burning!
Here is Design Taxi’s blog article: http://designtaxi.com/news/361739/Mesmerizing-Paintings-Of-Women-Gliding-Through-Water/
iGNANT has written a lovely article here: http://www.ignant.de/2013/11/01/swimming-portraits-by-heather-horton/
Another great article here by MyModernNet: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/heather-horton-swimming-portraits
Here is what is on the easel currently. A portrait of my new friend and fellow Yukoner Emilie. She is a wonderful person and I am thrilled to paint her. This portrait is 30″x40″ and will be heading to Abbozzo Gallery as soon as is it complete and dry! http://abbozzogallery.com
Hello friends and art patrons!
As I settle into my new home in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory I wanted to update you on some art news.
My painting “Chiaroscuro Cat” will be auctioned off at an upcoming fundraiser organized by PAWS/LA, an organization based in Los Angeles which works to connect companion animals with whose who need them most. The auction is on October 20th in Los Angeles. You can find out more information here: http://www.pawsla.org/pet-art-2013/ I am thrilled to be a part of this event again and love knowing my art will go to help those in need.
Another painting is involved in an upcoming auction. This one is in Burlington, Ontario and funds raised will go to the Joseph Brant Memorial Foundation. “At Greenspond”, oil on panel, 24″x12″ will be up for auction on December 11th at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The auction is part of a holiday/Christmas gala. This painting was inspired by my travels in Newfoundland. The ocean, the wind, the incredible freshness of that place will be forever in my memory.
I have been berry picking and making jam up here in Whitehorse. There are so many ideas for paintings I don’t know where to start! New works are always able to be seen at Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.
I hope your weekend is wonderful!
Good news art lovers! My portrait “Lucy” recently sold, and a new painting is on its way to Abbozzo Gallery this weekend!
“I Will Not Jettison My Dreams”, oil on canvas, 48″x24″ is the last painting I am completing before heading north to The Yukon Territory to paint. Please message me with any questions and of course you may contact Abbozzo Gallery as well.
Some quick artistic updates from the studio…
I will be at Abbozzo Gallery on Wednesday from 5-8pm. Please come out and see this incredible space in the heart of downtown Toronto. They are located at 401 Richmond St, at the corner of Spadina Ave. Here is their website. Abbozzo Gallery
I am working hard on a new draped portrait. Here is a progress shot of it for you to see. When complete this painting will be available at the gallery. It is 48″x24″,oil on canvas.
I have written a poem and painted it onto the figure in my painting “Mayberry Street, Hidden”. I wanted to capture a bit of the sensations of that morning, and see what would happen if I applied it directly to the painting. Here is a detail from the painting. You can see the entire painting at Abbozzo Gallery.
I hope you are well and perhaps see you Wednesday at the gallery!
This was one of the most enjoyable painting commissions I have ever done. I loved the intense colours of the HBC sweater in particular.
“Lulu”, oil on panel, 30″x24″, private collection.
Another new painting. I wanted to paint what I see every day…an unusual piece but one I just had to do.