Heather Gerni creates each of her works through the process of Intuitive Painting. Neither the subject matter nor composition is planned. Instead, a natural evolution is allowed with each layer informing the next. Her paintings are vibrant and richly textured with these many layers.

During the Intuitive Painting process, stories unfold on the canvas lending way for Heather’s dreamscapes and creatures to emerge and evolve. These stylized paintings often have a mix of both fantasy and representational elements. She switches between working on her dreamscapes to painting abstractly depending on what unfolds on a blank canvas. 

Heather paints in her small studio in her house in Pittsboro, North Carolina where she lives with her two cats and many plants.