My work is often an expression of the world around me. I am drawn equally to nature as well as to cities and architecture. A predominate feature in many of my pieces are toner transfers taken from photographs I’ve shot. Travel gives me inspiration but so too do images I shoot close to home.
In contrast my abstract pieces have no predetermined outcome but emerge from experimentation, influence from nature, and a place within.
Heather Leigh Douglas began her artistic career in oil painting but has immersed herself in the encaustic process. The medium encourages exploration along with trial and error, which are aspects that Douglas is drawn to.
Douglas has exhibited in national and international juried shows across the country. She has had solo shows in the New York Metropolitan area of both her oil paintings and encaustics. Some of her pieces have been used in films and television commercials. Her work is held in private and public collections.
She graduated from the University of Vermont as a studio art major, and has completed a certificate program at New York University in Art Collection and Display (2013). She is a member of New England Wax, National Association of Women Artists, and Oil Painters of America.
Douglas has spent most of her life living on the east coast and is fortunate to be able to spend time with her husband in the New York metropolitan area as well as Middlebury, Vermont.