Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Heather Kent Art { I Heart Art }

I'm excited to introduce y'all to Heather this week. I received one of her beautiful necklaces as a gift from Alison last year. Since then I have connected with her on IG and I adore her unique work.

I hope you will enjoy reading about Heather and her work and use the code PENANDPAINT15 for 15% off your order!

1. When did you first begin creating art?
I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. From our dining room table, my mom used to teach art classes to the neighborhood kids. This is where I first started painting with watercolors, and is probably why it remains one of my favorite mediums.

hand painted sewing machine necklace by Heather Kent
hand painted flower garden necklace by Heather Kent
2. What is your favorite/most sentimental creation you have made? Why?
Though my favorite medium is watercolor, and my favorite things to create are my Original Hand Painted Necklaces, a few creations that will always be special to me are 3 Acrylic paintings I did a few years ago. My friend returned from a Missions trip to Uganda, and several of her photos inspired me to paint them. I painted a series of Ugandan Children, and quickly sold all three paintings. I hope to someday add to the series. I attached a photo of 2 of the paintings in their new home, along with the 3rd Ugandan Boy.

3. Is there a project you've always dreamed of creating? What would it be?
Quite a few. One project that is on the top of my list is a large painting that is composed of tiny 1 inch paintings to make a huge, beautiful, colorful collage. I love painting tiny! I have a feeling this project will take quite a while - stay tuned!

design your own hand painted necklace by Heather Kent
hand painted poppy earrings by Heather Kent

Downton Abbey hand painted necklace by Heather Kent
Heather thank you so much for taking the time to share your talent with us! 
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And don't forget you can save 15% off your order from her shop with the code PENANDPAINT15.