Artist Statement Watercolor/water media is my medium of choice. I alternate between representational rendered paintings and abstracts mainly on watercolor paper but have also worked with acrylic on canvas.
Heike has painted in watercolor/water media for many years. She has taken various workshops in watercolor as well as acrylic and ink, some with emphasis on design and color. Originally from Germany, she and her husband settled in Huntsville, AL. Heike regularly exhibits as an active member of the Huntsville Art League.
Heike currently is a Signature Gold Member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA.) As a member of WSA her paintings have been juried into statewide and national exhibitions. She was awarded the M. Graham Professional Watercolor Award for her painting “Squared Away” during the 70th Annual National Watercolor Society of Alabama Exhibition and recently was awarded the “Louisiana Watercolor Society Award” during the WSA 77th National Exhibition for her painting “Letting Go.” The exhibition took place at the Jule Collins Smith Museum in Auburn. She volunteers as WSA Membership Chair since 2009. In 2016 one of her paintings was accepted into the juried 46th Annual International Exhibition of the Louisiana Watercolor Society.
Members’ Gallery at watercolorsocietyofal.org and Artists’ Gallery at huntsvilleartleague.org.
Mixed media painting was juried into the on-line 2006 Spring Collage and Mixed Media Art Show and the painting and was displayed at the Creative Catalyst web Gallery.
Awards: Award of Distinction, Collector’s Draw 2007, Huntsville Art League; Award of Distinction, Unique Views of Huntsville 2008 (Organized by HAL).
One of my paintings was published in the Huntsville Sketch Book in 2006.
Recently she won the Patrons Award with WSA (Watercolor Society of Alabama) for her painting: “Squared Away” during the 70th Annual National Watercolor Society of Alabama Exhibition.