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Heather Blue Steele

Heather Blue Steele

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    I never would have imagined myself a visual artist. Growing up a performance artist, I have always loved visual art & wished I could create something concrete that sparked emotion . As I graduated from rebellious teenager to a functioning adult of society, Life happened. Work, bills, relationships, struggling with direction, the Roller Coaster of living. My creativity screamed for an outlet.

    Settling down, getting married, and having kids was something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. Little did I know it was going to be the most challenging thing in my life. As a stay at home wife and mother you tend to loose a bit of who you are and slowly become the cook, maid, accountant, event planner, chauffeur, doctor, therapist, and all the other aspects of life that need tending to for a family to function. I still had a creative thirst that I tried to fill in various ways but could never quite quench it for long because my family came first. As the day-to-day happenings of life would would keep me busy I began to realize not only was I struggling to quench a creative thirst, but I was struggling to keep a lifeline on who I was as a person. I woke up one day and felt like Heather Blue was someone from my past that I didn’t really know anything about.

    When first introduced to fluid art I found it compelling but also very intimidating because my anxious and controlling head screamed I couldn’t handle one more thing on my plate. It took one try and I was hooked. The amount of control I had when mixing my paints all when out the window when I poured onto the canvas. I became obsessed with creating and pouring and perfecting the entire process. I not only felt invigorated but I felt excited to actually create something beautiful. Painting became my therapy, it gave me meaning and purpose. When I started getting consistent results and began studying this art form more closely, I also learned to let go a little and accept that things don’t have to be perfect. A lesson that maybe simple for some but hard for others is to accept the things you cannot change, know the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

    People have asked me what my art “means” to me or what “statement” does my art make. The truth is it’s the other way around, my art makes me “mean” something. It means I’m more than my daily never ending responsibility of keeping my family moving forward through life. My art shows that the creative spark I pushed aside for so long still helps define who I am. I am Heather Blue, a Fluid Artist and I love to paint.
  • Resume

    Heather Blue is a self-taught contemporary artist residing in Shreveport, LA. She uses Acrylic Pour “fluid painting” to create one of a kind abstract images. Trained in performing arts, she now directs her artistic passions to visual art. Her love of Impressionists such as Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh inspire her to create images full of color and movement.

    Using acrylic color, various additives, and technique, Heather creates abstract illusions without ever touching a paintbrush. The process of mixing the paints, preparing to pour, and the actual technique she decides to use are all within her control. Once on the canvas, the colors organically come together or pull apart, creating a color expression of fluid emotion. The process is a way for Heather to let go and allow controlled chaos to happen.

    March to May 2019 “BLOOM!” The R.W. Norton Art Gallery
    Feb thru March 2019 “Show Us Something, Mister” 1800 Prime Bossier Arts Council
    February 2019 “#50@$50” Ruston Artisians NCLAC
    Feb thru March 2019 “Out of the Darkness: Representations of Mental Health”
    Donna Service Gallery BPCC
    November 2018 “Contained” East Bank Gallery Bossier Arts Council
    July 2018 Rhino Coffee Uptown
    June 2018 The Shreveport Club
    2018 Currently hanging STEM Lunch and Events

    Upcoming:

    April 2019 ArtBiz
    June 2019 Rhino Coffee Uptown
    2021 Emerging Artist East Bank Gallery Bossier Arts Council

    Current member of Northwest Louisiana Artists Directory and the Bossier Arts Council.

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:09
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