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Hailing from the small New England town of Wilmington, Massachusetts. HL spent her formative years as a teenager living near Glasgow, Scotland then moving to the outer suburbs of London in her adolescence. She has resided in London since 1994. Heavily influenced by surrealist art and impressionism. She has spent many years of running S&M clubs, dealing in unusual antiques, making clothes, and jewellery. With great passions for music, film and the fetish scene. Taught to privately to paint by a unnamed, more established painter Heather's recent work utilises bold colours interspersed with elements of abstraction contained within a figurative piece.
'The Photography in the gallery, well. It does work alongside the paintings. The two are very much intertwined. The way I interpret images usually goes first through a camera. Then onto the canvas freehand. I think it's because the two represent the world best to me the most accurately. A lot of people have suggested to me that I should just paint from life. But the way I see it sometimes it's just too fast to capture the subtle emotions that keep changing within a person (or creatures) face. If you have ever tried to take a picture of a dog and found yourself putting your hand on their shoulder to keep them in one place, that's why I am interested in photography. The world is moving so fast that I need a camera to not miss those little details in expression and also because nothing ever truly sits still! And why should they? We have cameras for that.
I would not say I am an actual photographer, that's something that could take a lifetime to perfect. But what I do, is take pictures. Lots of pictures.. So to an extent the photography in the gallery is there to share what I have seen of the world and liked, with other people.
I plan to paint for the rest of my life. If I didn't have my hands and eyes. I would jump off a bridge without question.'
Her current bank of work studies those moments in a performers life when they forget themselves and become engulfed in the moment of being at their most alive in their chosen persona. Her second bank of work explores the colour green and the curious meandering of insects.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
March 2011 Bromley Arts, Bromley, Kent, England
October 2012 Live Work on Show at www.ModerneLondon.com Spitalfields, London UK
June 2013 Bromley Arts Bromley, Kent, England
Selected Group Exhibitions
100 Paintings Kensal Rise London September 2011