Heather MacNeil - Visual Artist
acrylic paintings


(posted on 18 Dec 2022)

It’s been a good year with being the Artist in Residence at the Coast Hotel during the month of April, having my paintings in exhibitions in Vancouver and Victoria, and connecting with art collectors and artist friends.

Thought I’d share with you a recent piece I just finished entitled: ‘Happy Exploring’

This painting has been calling me…I thought it was finished and yet I wasn’t happy with it. Then I dove in, let go, tuned in, and let it speak to me. The message was: ‘it’s worth exploring’.

When we dare to explore, move forward, and embrace life, we open ourselves to hidden treasures that come to the surface. Sometimes it’s something we have to let go of in order to grow and expand; sometimes it’s something we have to open up to and receive.

I am so thankful for my daily art practice and for my creative spirit. It keeps things flowing, and helps me to get in touch with my inner knowing.


Small Treasures’

For a selection of small pieces of artwork ranging in size from 8” x 8” to 11” x 14”, take a look on my website in mySmall Works’ Gallery. They make great gifts for others, and for yourself any time of the year.


If you have any questions, and/or are interested in purchasing any of my artwork, please contact me through my website or send me a DM on Instagram: @heathermacneilart

Thank you for your support, for taking the time to ‘explore’ my website, and for reading my newsletter/blog. Painting brings me joy, and I hope my artwork brings you joy as well.

All the very best this holiday season, and for happiness and good health in the new year!

Peace and joy to all,