ARTIST TIMELINE   Calligraphy > Action Painting > No-mind Brush Painting > Sculpture

  • American abstract artist Brenda Heim

    1979 - 1988    THE FORMAL CALLIGRAPHY YEARS, disciplined, mastered traditional tools, calligraphy commissions...

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  • action painting American women artists

    1989    THE DEPARTURE YEAR, introduction to Zen brush painting and a life changing primal release painting...

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  • 1990 - 1994    COLOR SEEPS IN, beginning to learn difference between action painting and no-mind painting...

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    1995 - 1999    CANVAS ARRIVES, exciting, frightening, curious, empowered...continuing action vs no-mind painting...

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  • 2000 - 2004    NEW STUDIO, one stroke paintings, and a growing interest to design 3D sculpture in metal blooms...

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  • 2005    NEW TOOL NEW METHOD, custom mop brush tool with counterweight enables heavy, ink soaked mops to glide light as feather...

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  • 2006    PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE, action vs no-mind painting, aggressive vs passive, brute force vs one breath mark making...

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  • 2007    ZEN NO-MIND brush painting, Homage to Motherwell, rewarding/challenging Public Art Installations...

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  • 2008    GENTLE STRENGTH, creative voice softens, chutzpah matures in gentle mark making, sculpture study continues...

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  • 2009    CREATIVE LEAP on the horizon, a foretelling, an introspective year, 3D sculpture work temporarily satisfies...

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  • 2010    CREATIVE LEAP hovering, bold mark making explorations on canvas and metal panels...

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  • 2011    CREATIVE LEAP 3rd year, finally, a series entitled Broken Circle in both sculpture and paint, an unexplainable sense of freedom...

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  • 2012    CIRCLE FRAGMENTS, BENT LINES, NON-DOMINANT HAND PAINTING, MEANINGFUL WORK, engaging the mystery compliments critical thinking...

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  • 2013    WALKING MEDITATION, a series of large scale paintings and sculptures, reverence deepens for large scale challenges...

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  • black and white abstract art abstract calligraphy paintingAmerican abstract art

    2014 - 2015    SOUL OF THE BRUSH, be it torch or brush, mark making tools cherished over fine ink, paints, linen, substrates, female form silhouette in paint matures...

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  • abstract calligraphy black ink paintingblack and white horse painting circle sculpture public art Florida black circle sculpture corporate art

    2016    MONOCHROMATIC, passionate about black ink since day one 1979, 5th generation Enso circle sculpture, happy...

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  • homage Motherwell National Gallery of Artabstract calligraphy paintingblack and white modern art

    2017    CONTEMPLATING 28 YEARS STUDIO WORK...pleased for an insatiable passion to hone, explore, and pursue maturity in both 2 & 3D work, at 28 years I see that my work is beginning to bloom > also pleased with a 3 year project about to launch ETA Sept 1, a patent pending 3D sculpture kit for classrooms, therapists, museum gift shops, boardrooms etc, because I believe in the power of self-expression and how that in itself has the potential to inspire dialog, curiosity, civility . . . and future engineers, sculptors and artists!

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