Heather MacNeil - Visual Artist
acrylic paintings


Heather's Bio

Heather in Art Works Wonders StudioOriginally from Montreal, Heather moved to the West Coast in 1994 feeling drawn to its natural beauty. Prior to moving west, she lived in Toronto and overseas in Switzerland, Belgium and Germany where she was inspired by rich artistic environments and participated in many community art events.


Heather has explored working in oils, watercolours, mixed media and acrylics with her paintings ranging from representational to abstract. Currently, she is focusing on abstract compositions using acrylics and experimenting with some mixed media. She often incorporates vibrant colours, bold brushwork and gestural marks in her work.


She has exhibited her artwork in many shows in Vancouver and Victoria. Her paintings are in private collections across Canada, in the U.S. and New Zealand. Heather is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.



Artist Statement

Inspiration for my work comes from a deeply felt connection with nature, and the interplay of colours, shapes and objects in my environment. Many of my compositions include gestural marks and focus on the contrast between structured and organic shapes. While initially drawn to an image or concept, I then work in a spontaneous and intuitive way while being mindful of the relationship of the elements to the whole. The emphasis is on the process of exploration and discovery, creating a dialogue with the painting as a feeling is evoked and the image emerges.


If you would like to make an appointment to see my work,
please contact me at 778-899-0894

IG: heathermacneilart