Heather MacNeil - Visual Artist
acrylic paintings


(posted on 14 Jun 2022)

I am happy to be participating in several upcoming art exhibitions through the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) https://artists.ca


My painting entitled ‘Vibrant Dance’ will be on display in the FCA Victoria Exhibition ‘Fresh Start’ at the Fortune Gallery at 537 Fisgard Street in Victoria June 21-July 2. The opening reception is Tuesday, June 21, 6:30-8 pm. You can also view the exhibition online at https://federationgallery.com during the exhibition dates. The gallery hours are 12-5 pm Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Mondays

This abstract painting expresses the vitality of new growth through the interplay of vibrant colours, movement, and gestural marks.


Another painting entitled ‘It’s a wrap’ was accepted into the FCA ‘On the Edge’ Online Exhibition, June 27-July 17. Paintings will also be on display in the FCA gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver. To see the online exhibition, click on https://federationgallery.com during these dates.

'On the Edge' is the Federation's annual challenge for artists to test their limits and push their creative boundaries.

My painting 'It's a wrap' was inspired by the colourful mess of torn up wrapping paper. Although I enjoy working spontaneously, I felt I needed to ‘tidy this piece up’, however I heard the inner voice tell me to stop, ‘it’s a wrap’, and it reminded me that sometimes we push our boundaries by simply letting go and letting it happen.


‘Keep Dancing’ has been accepted into the FCA Abstracted Exhibition in Vancouver August 15 – 28. It can also be seen online at https://federationgallery.com during the exhibition dates.

Through colours, shapes, and lines, this painting expresses movement and flow. As this painting was coming together, it reminded me to ‘keep dancing’ with the rhythm of life. As someone who enjoys music and dancing, I often incorporate movement and rhythm in my work. Whether it is dancing, walking, exercising, Qigong, Tai Chi, I find that movement and connecting to my creativity balances the energy, and keeps it flowing.

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