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Welcome 2017 Cheers 2016

2016 • Beverly Hills • Bethesda • San Juan • Taos • Q projects • HeSheWe collaborations— from commissions to patent pending art object(s)…

black and white contemporary artThank you, thank you all (you know who you are(!)) for placing my work with integrity, for commissioning work for beautiful environments, for engaging creative projects, and most especially — to the few that always have 5 minutes and an open mind to hear me out about sculpture concepts, studio explorations, and creative pursuits that go beyond gallery walls to benefit mankind. Your listening and willingness to understand without judgement yet with constructive feedback and at times brutal honesty, helps guide me with essential round table counsel, because of “we”, this journey of “me”, continues to blossom tenfold.


Self-expression has the ability to clarify one’s thoughts and release pent up emotions — which opens doors for civil dialog, respect, humility, curiosity, kindness — whatever the vehicle:  music, performing arts, literary, painting, sculpture, weaving, cooking, gardening, fashion, photography, digital, design etc. — God willing self-expression continues to connect people across neighborhoods, borders, oceans.

“All art has this one characteristic — it unites people” —Leo Tolstoy

American Artist Brenda Heim • Studio visits welcome by appointment

Exhibition: “Celebrate The Healing Power of ART”

Manhattan Arts International hosts an annual juried exhibition entitled “Celebrate The Healing Power of ART”. This year works of 50 artists from around the world were selected. I am one of 50…!

Thank you — Lilly Wei and Renee Phillips.

To view the exhibition and learn about all of the artists selected — follow this link:  http://www.manhattanarts.com/Gallery/Healing-Power-of-ART/Winners.htm

My connection with the healing power of art began 25 years ago as my journey through recovery, psychotherapy and “no-mind” painting led me to self-discovery, accountability and biggest surprise ever, an artist career.

Digging through the trenches of my soul was not pretty nor fun — though life saving — (I could have lived without this expedition but continued as “walking dead”) I learned how to reclaim and heal a lost connection between my inner child and adult — and then — uniting myself with an emotive style of “no-mind” painting — my life force was resuscitated, and right side up.

Without doubt healing art programs are growing in value in health care and art institutions. Thank you Renee Phillips, Founder, Manhattan Arts International for all that you do on behalf of artists and the healing arts. The world needs more people like you.

To learn more about Manhattan Arts:  http://www.manhattanartsblog.com/celebrate-the-healing-power-of-art-exhibition/

ps:  though my emotive & gestural painting workshops are not advertised as years past — I welcome private workshops for individuals at my studio in Central Florida.  For more information please feel free to contact me directly: http://heimart.com/pages/contact.html

black and white ink painting, modern calligraphy, abstract art
22″ x 30″ Sumi Ink and acrylic on watercolor paper — B. Heim