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Through energized marks, texturing, and layering, Heather Pugh’s canvas works explore moments in nature that mirror the indefinable parts of our human experience, the parts of life for which there are no adequate words. This familiar kinship between person and place—from the ocean to the mountains to the plains—is one that, when we really sit with it, can feel at once present and primordial. Streaming light, swirling wind, hues of clay, moss, coastal blues, and the occasional blossom burst act as recurring characters in painted narratives often inspired by literature, music, and Heather's travels. Her abstract paper studies and large wooden panels simplify this discourse through abundant white space and bold color blocking. Self-taught and highly influenced by the craggy landscapes and moody Pacific of the west, Heather’s work has sold to private collections throughout the US. 

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