Artist Bio

To The Beach
Taken at Aronson Island, Escanaba, MI 2010
Copyright of Heather Everson

I am a visual artist working in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.  The natural surroundings are what inspire my work each and every day.  In addition to being an artist, I'm a stay at home mom to a beautiful little three year old daughter and happily married to my supportive husband of four years! We also have four fluffy cats: Jasper, Gizmo, Sasha and kitty Zoe.

I've actually been making jewelry since I was a kid but I became serious about it in August 2010.  I'm always trying new things and becoming more and more intricate as I build up my skills.  I love the look of copper which most of my jewelry is made from.  The warm color goes great with my organic motifs using nature as my muse.  I really enjoy the vintage and boho chic styles which are reflected in many of my pieces.  I've recently started making hand painted Scrabble tile pendants which allow me to combine painting and jewelry to create unique and affordable original artwork!

I use several techniques and a variety of mediums to portray the images in my hanging work.  I use acrylic paint, powdered graphite and copper leaf in most of my art.  I also use antiquing and patina finishes on  copper leafing and found objects for my collages and copper wire sculpture.

I choose to use floral close-ups and trees as my main subject matter for a variety of reasons.  Flowers are usually enjoyed as a collective instead of looked at for thier individual, unique splendor.  By depicting a single flower  close up, the viewer is forced to see the flower's intimate beauty as a single subject.  Trees dominate my artwork because they represent so many wonderful things besides simply being picturesque.  They symbolize wisdom, strength, life, and resilience among many other things.  Being from Michigan, apple trees dot the landscape and their twisted, weathered forms make exquisite subjects for both my art and sculpture.

I have been involved with art since childhood and have had my work shown in local galleries and shows since 2003.  I received an Associates in Art with a concentration in painting in 2007 from Bay de Noc Community College.  My work has won several awards ranging from Blue Ribbon Purchase Prize to Honorable Mention at the William Bonifas Arts Center, Bay de Noc Community College, and the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University.  My artwork is also in a public collection at Bay de Noc Community College and in several private collections as well.

Yellow Daffodil
 Mixed Media
Copyright of Heather Everson