Paintings by Heidi James to be Exhibited in Norman Depot
The Performing Arts Studio is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Heidi James in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art on April 8. A reception for the artist will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 that evening in the Norman Depot, 200 South Jones Avenue. The exhibit, which runs through May 31, is free and open to the public.
Born and raised in Germany, James started traveling and exploring at an early age. Those travels took her all over the world, especially to the countries and cultures of South East Asia. She developed an eye for artistic expression in Malaysia with Chinese brush painting, and branched into oils with the help of artist and friend Melody Sweeney. She has also developed a love for photography, capturing those images she wants to paint.
Settling in Norman, she says her “true breakthrough began under the mentoring of Carol Armstrong at the Firehouse Art Center.” There Heidi blossomed, along with her favorite subject: “the endlessly fascinating flower.”
James paints in the realist tradition, “Shapes and colors have always drawn my eye and I enjoy learning the various techniques of applying paint to canvas.” James says. “I look forward to many more years of learning and creating art.”
Gallery exhibitions in the Depot are made possible in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Performing Arts Studio Gallery and office in the Norman Depot are open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Phone 405-307-9320 for additional information about PAS programs.