Heather MacNeil - Visual Artist
acrylic paintings


Heather's Bio

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


I have developed my skills and style of painting through participating in many classes and workshops. I have explored working in oils, watercolours, mixed media and acrylics with my paintings ranging from representational to abstract. Currently, I am focusing on abstract compositions using acrylics and experimenting with some mixed media.


I have exhibited my art work in many shows in Vancouver and Victoria. My paintings are in private collections across Canada, in the U.S. and New Zealand. I am 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. 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