You remember Heather Neill – her work appears here every now & then. My closest far-away friend…whom I miss terribly this year.
One of the last times I featured her work here
Every summer about this time we take a day-trip to Martha’s Vineyard to visit Heather & Pat who are usually up here then for Heather’s annual showing of her paintings at the Granary Gallery. But of course, not this summer. The Gallery is open, they’re just not going to be up here for it.
But, if you’ve ever looked at a painting and wanted to know what the artist was thinking, doing, aiming for, etc – Heather’s got you covered. Every year she writes up and posts on her blog the “Painter’s Notes” for each painting. This year she wrote them, but then as a bonus, made & posted videos of her reading them, and you get to see the details you’d get if you were in the gallery. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr5V2NLf6_DnGkNzqH-amHA
As I was getting this blog post ready, I went to Heather’s new youtube channel to get some links, and found the newest video, a sort-of interview with her and her wife Pat – so that’s as good a place as any to start. Then go see the rest. Amazing work, great people.
there’s lots – some are her reading the notes, a couple others tell broader parts of the stories. Some just show us the paintings.
Her blog is here – https://heatherneill.com/studio-blog/
And the Granary Gallery here – (these aren’t the new paintings, I couldn’t find them yet. Maybe soon?) But you can still buy the one of me carving a spoon… https://granarygallery.com/artist-works.php?artistId=196643&artist=Heather+Neill