Paints, Brushes, Medium & Canvas
The Basics in what to use when painting with oils.
In this short course Heather explains some of the tools she uses to paint with and some little tips that make a big difference as you begin painting with oils.
You can download an information booklet with a list of paints, brushes and extra reading about what to use and why.
All of these tips are things that she has learnt to make the painting experience the most enjoyable and easy as it can.
“I encourage you to explore and experiment along the way and also find new ways yourself to use the wonderful medium of oils to its fullest potential! Enjoy!” Heather
Heather was born in Rochester, Victoria, Australia in 1966 and currently lives in Kalorama, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. (also lived in Tasmania for 18 years) She is a wife and mother of four boys and has worked in the media and graphic design industry for around twenty-six years, connecting with people from all over the world. She loves drawing and painting large photo realistic images inspired by nature and water droplets.
Her work is a visual diary, reflecting the life and hope that water brings. Heather was a finalist in the Tasmanian Glover Prize in 2013 & a finalist in the Fleurieu Art Prize Adelaide 2013. She held two exhibitions in Tasmania in 2013 and produced a book based on her works. And has been highly commended in art shows around Melbourne.
Heather currently mentors and teaches creative direction through painting and drawing and runs various courses and programs for people and groups who want to explore the heart rhythm of their creative journey.
She has been a coordinator and manager for many community programs in Australia and overseas including festivals, arts programs, and retreats. Heather also enjoys working with indigenous artists, walking in the Australian bush, and spending time with her family.