Heather Keenan

Heather Keenan's recent work is a narrative on imagined places of gathering; railway stations, streets and landscapes. The figures are at a nexus point, either beginning or ending their passage into or from a place of light.

She works in an impressionistic, automatic style using oil pigment sticks which are oil paint, linseed oil and waxes in stick form. These enable her to draw and paint, while using rags to erase and build layers. Some of the lines in the paintings are created by using finer oil pigment stick and silicone brush pens. 

She received a Diploma in Art and Design at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. Her artwork is in collections throughout the United States and Canada, and on the covers of many books and publications. She received a BC Arts Council award, Best in Show at Sooke Fine Arts and the Winsor & Newton North American Artist's Competition. She is in the collections of the University of Victoria, Manitou Foundation, British Columbia's Children's Hospital, as well as The Canada Council and British Columbia Art Banks.