Since I was young, the goal of my drawings has been to be as realistic as possible. As a scientifically-oriented person, I value accuracy and detail. But at the same time, I don’t want a drawing to be flat, lifeless. I want to capture a moment in time.
Ever since I can remember, the subject of my drawings has mostly been animals. I feel like I have a deep connection with the natural world, and I want to show it through my art.
I am a self-taught artist, and after several years of trying different media, I have settled on two that I really connect with: charcoal and pyrography. I love seeing a drawing come to life, and these media do that for me.
Please view my website at http://www.heatherwardwildlifeart.com/ or my blog at http://heatherwardwildlifeart.blogspot.com/.
I have set up a page for my art on Facebook. I post work in progress in addition to completed drawings and announcements. I’d be thrilled if you became a fan! / (Please note that I will not accept friend requests unless I actually know you personally. Don’t be offended, I just like to keep my personal and professional lives separate.) / Thanks!
Just thought I’d share the news! My penguins have been accepted to the 8th Annual Wildlife Juried Art Competition in Irving, Texas. The exhibit will run from October 4 through 29 at the Jaycee Center for the Arts, and is put on by the Irving Arts Association. This will be my first non-local exhibit, and definitely the first out-of-state. I’m quite excited!
I’ve decided to start a quarterly email newsletter, with summaries of recent completed art, announcements of future events, and hopefully drawing tips. If you subscribe between now and the end of June, I will put you in a raffle for one free giclee print of your choice (must be one of these drawings , size will be 10" on the longer edge, valued at up to $52). The winner will be chosen …
I’m so excited, I just won my first "challenge! ":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/dirty-filthy-art-charcoal/challenges/2785-realism / For winning, I am a featured artist in the group and my entry, A Pair of Penguins, is the avatar for the rest of the week. / Thank you so much to those of you who voted for me!