Heather McAlpine

Heather McAlpine was born in Scotland in 1962.  She moved to London to study where she earned a BA in Fine Art (1st class Honors) from the University of East London and an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art.  McAlpine says: “The West Coast forests and sea have provided inspiration for my recent paintings.  Armed with my camera and macro lens, I collect images of seaweed, leaves and lichen.  They provide the raw materials, the starting point for my work in the studio.  The actual material of paint and the painterly marks serve as metaphors for energy, movement and growth.  Rich texture is achieved by building up layers of color, suggesting time and evolution.  During the process, the images become pared down, leaving elemental marks.  My ultimate aim is to explore the relationships between abstraction, color and the vitality of the natural world.” Heather has exhibited widely in the UK, including Oxford, Southampton and London, including the Royal Academy Summer Show.  Emigrating to Vancouver in 1999, she continues to be inspired by the natural world.

Styles: Contemporary/Abstract

“Cat Tails”

Acrylic on Board

37" x 29" (Framed)

$2,400

“Quiet Place”

Acrylic on Board

29" x 29" (framed)

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