Heather MacNeil - Visual Artist
acrylic paintings


(posted on 15 May 2022)

Welcome to my first blog! I recently upleveled my website and decided it’s time to write my first blog to share some of my experiences with you.

Recently, I had the opportunity to be the Artist in Residence at the Coast Victoria Hotel during the month of April. It was a wonderful opportunity to display 46 of my paintings in the hotel lobby and in the Blue Crab restaurant. I love sharing my artwork with others, and making new connections.

Included in the display was a grouping of matted acrylic and gouache paintings with the series title ‘Expanding Joy’. During the challenges of the last couple of years, my art has helped me to keep the energy flowing and to be in the present moment. Day by day, moment by moment, the journey continues. I am so grateful for my creative spirit. I believe in the healing power of art both for the artist and for the viewer.

Although I love working on medium to large canvases, I also enjoy the freedom of exploring and experimenting with new techniques on paper and will be adding to my ‘Expanding Joy’ series.

Currently, I have several paintings at Central Art Studio & Gallery at the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria. There's a wonderful array of art there to enjoy if you're in the area or you can check it out online.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. It is my hope that my art inspires others!

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