The Edmonds Arts Commission presents a colorful and thought-provoking mixed media exhibit by Richmond Beach artist Judith Heim starting this Friday, March 16 through April 28.
The exhibit, which focuses on the human impact on the environment, shows during library hours Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The Edmonds Library is located at 650 Main St.
The paintings on exhibit are from a series called “Landscapes Interrupted”, a reference by the artist to the footprint which people leave on their environment. Heim’s work in this series is mixed media collage with the base painting primarily in acrylic ink combined with pastel, colored pencil and watercolor crayon.
Stating that her work is “purely personal expression,” Heim says most of her paintings are not premeditated. “I decided early on, that I did not want my art to be a noun. I like to create visual metaphors and maybe even a dangling participle or two! I see it as a celebration of the journey.”
Heim received her design and art education at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and at Cornish School of Allied Arts in Seattle. Her professional experience includes interior design, corporate exhibit design, photography, graphic design and mixed media fine art. She is a member of Women Painter’s of Washington, Northwest Collage Society, Seattle Co-Arts, Artists Connect, and a past board member of the Kirkland Arts Center.