Heidi has always been considered to be a creative person. Art to her is not only creating a painting, but is life, living in the present moment, seeing the world around her as a works in progress. Heidi’s dream of going to art school never materialized but she’s taken many classes and workshops over the years with accomplished professional artists such as Jack Flynn, Carlton Plummer and Bob Norieka just to name a few. From them she learned skills and techniques that fed her natural abilities.
Heidi’s work is an on-going, developing creative process. She works in many mediums such as paint, collage, ink, acrylic gels and more to achieve layers of color, line and imagery. Every step adds meaning to the whole. She is primarily motivated by the desire for letting her inner voice speak, not always knowing which way her painting will go. As the piece progresses and comes to life, Heidi looks for the story to be told by the painting. Only then will she start to think about putting her accomplished skills together and bring it to a finish.
Heidi’s work is found in private collections in New England, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Florida as well as Switzerland and as far away as Pakistan.
Heidi has been active in the arts communities. She’s demonstrated and given workshops and lessons for the Manchester Art Association, Pompano Beach Club, Tolland Senior Center and Tolland County Art Association where she is past president for 4 years.
Heidi has over 200 awards from various juried and judged art
shows, having recently received the Most Original from the Tolland County Art Open Show, and 1st Viewers Choice from Arts Center East Members Show. She’s been written up several times in the Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer usually in conjunction with her art pieces shown at shows.
Heidi shows her work and does some teaching in Pompano Beach and Ft Lauderdale, Florida where she lives for the winter months.
She sells her work from her website www.heidiludwig.com and from her homes in Connecticut and Florida.