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Heather Karp
Contemporary Artist

When I paint, I hear music.
When I paint, I feel color.
When I paint, I see joy.


Painting takes me to a place filled with amazing silence--a silence that is loud in color and intense beauty. Everything around fades away leaving me with a brush, a canvas and an overwhelming peacefulness. I am able to listen to my intuitive self and really hear the colors. I paint more from what feels right rather than what looks right letting the story unfold through color and emotion.  I want the person experiencing my art to touch upon raw emotion, be it happiness, sadness or even fear.

Painting wasn't my original path, but it was definitely the one I was meant to walk. I started painting in 2006 as a way to regain a sense of myself after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm several years before. Learning to paint felt like riding a bike even though I had never done it before. I knew the moment I picked up the brush, I was meant to paint. It healed not only an injured brain, but also an injured spirit and has brought me more joy than I can put in words.


Solo Shows

Worn & Reborn    A collection of oil paintings featuring recycled items as beauty, GAR Memorial
                               Library, West Newbury, 2010

Local Color            A collection of oil paintings celebrating the local spirit of a seaport city, Anna
                               Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, 2012

Refuge                   A collection of oil paintings visually walking through the Plum Island Refuge,
                               Firehouse Center for the Arts, 2013

Juried Shows                      
"Hanging Blues," 12th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2009
"Summer Glow," 13th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2010
"Main & Friend," 13th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2010
"Water Street Fog," Spring Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2011
"Last Stop," Spring Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2011
"Quechee Sunset II," Fall Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2011
"Fighting For Light: Reaching Series," Winter Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2012
"Local Color," Solo Show, Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, 2012
"A Welcome Guest," 15th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2012
"Beach Daze," Fall Juried Show, Newburyport Art Asssociation, 2013

Awards
2nd Place in Oil, "Hanging Blues," Andover Art in the Park, 2010

Publications
North Shore Life Magazine, featured "Innocence," Summer 2011

Memberships
Andover Artists Guild
Concord Art Association
Newburyport Art Association
North Shore Art Association, Associate Member

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email me at hkkarp@verizon.net
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