I see my work in part as documentary and in part as experimental. Many of my pieces are distillations from photographs I’ve taken of people on city streets. As times change, people and environments change. I aim to capture that landscape.
In contrast my abstract pieces have no predetermined outcome but emerge from experimentation, influence from nature, and a place from within.
Heather Leigh Douglas began her artistic career in oil painting but has immersed herself in the encaustic process, creating pieces which reflect the world around her. Much of her work encompasses a variety of elements creating mixed media pieces. She often uses her own altered photographs which become toner images that are transferred and assimilated into the work.
Douglas has exhibited in national and international juried shows across the country including galleries and museums. 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 in 1976, 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.