Heimke Webb

My painting process is leading me into a more subjective exploration into the unique relationship and connectivity we enjoy with the physical world.

I use brush, palette knife, or sometimes fingers, to create texture on the canvas on my journey beneath the visible image. The various shades of color vibrations discovered further excite subtler senses, spontaneously erupting into new insights. As an insight moves to the foreground of my vision, a particular color, line and form will assert itself to represent it. The fragments of the familiar split, overlap, and collapse, resulting in new spaces. This language of ambiguity and abstraction supports my visual exploration between the form and the formless, the conscious and unconscious, the scientific and the spiritual. This unique relationship and connectivity we as humans have with the physical world, an enigmatic interaction that triggers a sense of passion excites my explorations into the unknown.

I trust my paintings transmit this energized experience and evoke an internal dialog in the viewer.

My passion for the painting process is enhanced from obtaining the Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University of Arts & Design. I enjoy the experience of sharing my work at various venues such as the solo exhibitions at the Muir Gallery and Coastal Trek. The juried CVCAC N’Ice show awarded my painting ‘Bare Reality’ as Best in Show. A live piano concert Pro’ject Sound exhibited my paintings of ‘Chopin’s Prelude No. 2’ and ‘Chopin’s Prelude No. 13’ as a visual projections on stage as the piece is being performed by Sarah Hagen. Two larger paintings ‘Renewal No.1’ and ‘Renewal No.2’ are published on the front and back cover of the 10th Issue of Memewar.

Art is my life -- it is an ongoing quest to explore who we are and how we perceive reality. I feel privileged to be able to show my paintings to share my life.