Heather Wehl 2014
Heather Wehl’s love of drawing and passion for the land grew from many years growing up and living in the Bush, where the wide horizons and the raw colours of the rugged natural landscape inspired her work in a variety of media.
Her fresh impressionistic style captures the light and atmosphere, she aspires to connect with the emotion of the scene, the “Freedom” of a flight of birds at sunset, or the “Action, heat and dust” of the Australian Outback.
Initially, Heather studied Commercial Design at Q.I.T.; however this was put on “hold” for many years, with a family, education, and life on the land in Central West Q. Many years later resumed painting, and developed a passion for the magic translucency of watercolours.
Highlights and exhibitions in recent years include:
- New York City – work selected from an art tour of Tuscany and Rome.
- London – work from an Australian Merino Wool promotion venture.
Receiving a Scholarship from Bathurst Art School – to study watercolour with leading Australian watercolourist, Joseph Zbukvic.
Viewing Claude Monet’s life time works at the Grand Palais, Paris.
Painting trips in the Australian landscape, eg. the Pilbara and the Kimberley, WA.
Over the years, Heather has exhibited successfully, (since Primary school, a Sunday Mail art prize.) Her Watercolours have received numerous awards, with Acquisitions held by the Australian Worker’s Heritage Centre, Waltzing Matilda Centre, Parliament, Shire Council, Corporate Offices and private collections within Australia and overseas.