The Outlier, oil on panel (diptych), 54″ x 72″, 2019 (Private Collection)
The Virago, oil on panel, 40″ x 60″, 2020 (Private Collection)
Paths to Wisdom, oil on linen, 4″ x 4″, 2020 (Private Collection)
Paths from Wisdom, oil on linen, 14″ x 11″, 2020 (Private Collection)
Self-Portrait, London Studio, oil on panel, 6″ x 12″, 2020 (Private Collection)
Saga, oil on panel, 12″ x 6″, 2020 (Private Collection)
Kensington Backyard, oil on panel, 24″ x 18″, 2020 (Private Collection)
Princess, Sunlit, oil on panel, 32″ x 43″, 2020 (Available via Abbozzo Gallery)
Heliotrope II, oil on panel, 12″ x 24″, 2020 (Available via Abbozzo Gallery)
My paintings have always had two main thematic branches: a strong autobiographical component—painting people or places and scenes from life, what I am experiencing, etc.—and the more dreamy, draped-figure subjects, as well as the water paintings.
I always paint what my mind wants to know more about, and I find exploring each branch exciting and rewarding. Internal states, the contemplation of self and existence, and letting space around the subject encompass and inform its reality are the running themes and approaches to my work.
About the Artist
Heather Horton was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, in 1974. She attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in English literature. Subsequently, she was awarded a diploma in interpretive illustration from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.
Since 2004, Heather Horton has had numerous group and solo exhibitions, including in Toronto, Ontario; Chicago, Illinois; and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. In September 2020, she mounted her exhibition “Love Story” at Abbozzo Gallery, in Toronto, which represents her. She actively and continuously produces new paintings in her studio, and looks forward to future solo exhibitions.
Heather Horton’s work can be found in many private as well as public collections worldwide, including those of the Government of Ontario and the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
Among other honors, Heather Horton was profiled by Bravo! Canada in its series The Artist’s Life. In addition, a selection of her paintings appeared in the 2018 film A Simple Favor, directed by Paul Feig.