Brenda Heim

Brenda Heim’s paintings and sculptures follow a long line of freethinking artists that include the New York School Action Painters and the Color Field Painters of the 1950s. By borrowing the Action Painters affinity for spontaneous and unorthodox paint application, with the Color Field Painter’s emphasis on one’s emotional state of mind as expressed through color, Heim has amassed her very own body of work that is flavored with an enchanting absence of the known world. Heim was born in 1957 in Alliance, Ohio, and currently resides in Umatilla, Florida. Her earliest work from 1979-89 can best be characterized as passive and analytical – a state which would change profoundly from 1989-91 when she experienced first hand, Zen brush painting,