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56 ARTIST PROFILE Heather McFarlin

Title, YEAR, medium, H x W cm The Journey, 2016, oil on canvas, 60 x 91 cm

Heather McFarlin

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eather McFarlin’s paintings are born from a place of awareness, wonder and inquiry; and a connection to the nature and landscapes that surround her. Imprints of her life experiences are expressed symbolically and metaphorically, as each composition unfolds using colour, texture, layering, symbols, shapes, and gestural marks to give form to the formless. The artist’s practice sees her engaging in a process similar to what the Surrealist painters of the Modernist movement termed ‘automatic

drawing’; approaching the canvas without a predetermined plan as to the outcome of the piece. She allows for the situation, feeling or a question to act as the inspiration, opening up to possibility as the artwork unfolds. McFarlin creates and lives in Mill Valley, California. She exhibits regularly, particularly in San Francisco where she had her solo show at EQ3 Showroom. Last year her artworks were used on the set of the Netflix series SENSE8. heathermcfarlinart.com heathermcfarlin@gmail.com

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

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