Artist Biography and Statement
"Painting allows me to accentuate the seen and effectuate the unseen."
-Heather Pasqualino Weirich January 12th 2018
Heather Pasqualino Weirich Fine Art Painter
Born in 1975, Heather grew up in the rolling hills of Northeast Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Art from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her studies in Central Pa, Heather attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where she studied Animation. With her love of color and movement, she is best known for her earlier abstract oil paintings. Recently, Heather has applied her artistic styling to a new body of traditional and impressionistic landscapes.
After graduation in 1999, Heather returned to Center City Philadelphia to live as she pursued life as an artist. Her work has been purchased and commissioned by a Fortune 500 company and private collectors, with displays in several galleries and store-fronts throughout the city, including Work in Progress, Well-fed Artists and Belly.
While living in Philadelphia, Heather founded ‘AWaiting Artists’, a one day art exhibition featuring artists who work in the service industry. The shows eventually expanded to include established artists and sculptors, such as Nicola Black, Clete Shield and Anthony Morrow. The shows provided a platform for emerging artists, as well as a venue for established ones.
Early in 2005, Heather and her family moved east to Haddonfield, New Jersey. The lush, yet disappearing farmscapes of Burlington County became the subject of numerous paintings. Predominately an oil painter, her new appreciation and use of acrylics, allowed her a new avenue to paint.
In 2008 Heather relocated to Memphis, Tennessee and concentrated on three main styles: Contemporary Abstracts, Impressionist Landscapes and Traditional Still Life.
2009 brought more change, as the family relocated to beautiful Seattle, Washington.
2013 has been dedicated to creating a new body of Abstracts along with refining current Landscape stylings by exploring new techniques taught by Seattle Artist, Instructor & Author; Mitchell Albala along with Arizona Plein Air Painter, Instructor & Author; Becky Joy.
2014 was an exciting, career building year. While working on her art, Heather served as EAFA 2014 Open Juried Exhibition Chair. All while producing new works in her studio that include Large Abstracts, and her smallest Miniatures yet. 2014 was a year full of new opportunities, 2015 promises to be just as exciting! Along with creating new works, showing at Art Walks in Fremont, WA, Kirkland WA, and raising her family, Heather has volunteered to serve as the Chair of EAFA 2015 Open Juried Abstract Show.
2016 -2018 Heather has returned home to the greater Phialdelphia area!
She continues to be represented by Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA outside of Seattle.
She has been signed to Mala galleria in Kennett Square, PA and Visual Expansion gallery in West Chester, PA.
She currently participates in the annual Chester County Studio Tour in the Spring (Stay Tuned!)
She offers Private and Group Art Classes.
Paint Parties on request
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