Heidi Follin
www.heidefollin.com

Statement

Inspired by nature, I weave my work together with lyricism and abstraction. Color and actions describing natural phenomenon are put down as just paint and somehow something magical happens among the mark making and layering. As I embrace the unexpected — lines, x forms, curves and triangles found in the environment coalesce as a life force in my work.
Close ups of botanical specimens as well as expansive landscape engage me, including subject matter as diverse as Himalayan prayer flags and Connecticut gardens. Playing with viscosity, flat areas contrasting shiny, vibrant color singing against adjacent hues, textures and meandering lines, I uncover patterns and detail, transforming it into something else.
Among the artists that make me look and look again are Dana Schutz, Carrie Moyer, Neal Welliver and Lois Dodd.

Bio
Heide Follin is an abstract contemporary painter born in Norwalk, CT. She is a
1975 graduate of the School of the Worcester Art Museum, studied at Parsons School of Design, Silvermine School of Art and Greenwich Art Society and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She has exhibited regionally, the recipient of many awards, has had three solo shows and her work is in many private collections. Her studio is at Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, 225 Wilson Avenue in South Norwalk, CT.
 

Heide Follin
The Crit Lab Heide Follin
"Beetle," 2018, acrylic, 24" x 20"
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"Specimen," 2018, acrylic, 20" x 20"
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"Dove and Parrot," 2018, acrylic, 30" x 24"
The Crit Lab Heide Follin
"Red Stem," 2018, acrylic, 24" x 24"
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"Flotsom," 2018, acrylic, 30" x 30"
The Crit Lab Heide Follin
"In the Limelight," 2018, acrylic, 30" x 24"
The Crit Lab Heide Follin
"Tidewrack," 2018, acrylic, 30" x 20"
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