What is Intuitive Painting?? This unique approach to painting is focused on the process of creating and allowing the work to naturally evolve. Neither the composition nor subject matter is planned.
For my workshops and classes, I teach a method of Intuitive Painting based on several other artists’ approaches as well as my own experience. These courses provide a non-judgmental and playful environment where students can focus on personal expression and their own creative journey. Students create many layers of chaotic abstract under-paintings, and out of that they find imagery and simplify the chaos. A natural evolution is allowed with each layer informing the next. The process of Intuitive Painting helps us with letting go of expectations, experimenting, and allowing our creativity and artistic style to unfold organically.
No experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Acrylics only. A materials list can be downloaded here.
Fall 2019 Courses
Interested in taking a private lesson or hosting an Intuitive Painting workshop?
Find out more on individual lessons and group rates at the bottom of the page.
Intuitive Painting at Heather’s studio in Saxapahaw
Weekend Workshop: Saturday Sept. 21st – Sunday Sept. 22nd
Heather has inspired me to allow the artist within myself to emerge. She presents the students with the guidelines to be successful at the easel and has a gentle presence about her. Her suggestions and her guidance allowed me to see SO much more on the canvas than I would naturally have seen.
I’m only a hobbyist painter, so without a natural talent for painting anything in particular I often become creatively blocked, and struggle with finding ideas of things to paint. This class was a miracle cure for me, as Heather brilliantly demonstrates that you can follow your instincts and not worry so much about what a painting will be right from the start. I highly recommend her Intuitive Painting class for anyone with painter’s block!
I took Heather’s Intuitive Painting course. It had been a couple of decades since I had painted. I wasn’t sure I had talent anymore, and I was stuck because frankly, I didn’t know what to paint to get started again. Her 2-day weekend course was the best thing I could have done for myself. You don’t have to have a preconceived plan, just go with the flow and follow her lead through the process. This was a very freeing way to get back into painting and a wonderful affirmation for me with my final product. I highly recommend this class.
Until this class, I was doing realist type of sketching, drawing and painting but this class’s emphasis on trusting one’s intuition and painting without judgement made me realize the limitless possibilities of painting beyond realism.
~ Mary Anne