Hello! My name is Becca Heavrin.
I'm the artist and owner of Fire of the Heart Gallery located at the historic Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island in Washington state.
The gallery is a retail space for my work which includes painting, mixed media artwork, sculptures made out of a variety of materials, and hand made gifts. My large paintings are vibrantly colorful and have calming, meditative compositions. They reflect a process of improvisational painting where I work with what's on the canvas as it evolves to completion. I look at what the piece needs, in the moment, which creates an opening to what the piece will become. I keep adding marks, colors, and layers until I know the painting is done and ready to hang on the wall.
Painting is the core of what I do, although I work in many mediums and am having fun filling the space in the gallery with a wide variety of handmade things. The process of creating in other mediums feeds and replenishes my spirit, which allows me to come back to my larger painting works with a fresh eye. I like making beautiful things, no matter what material I'm creating with and I focus on balance of colors and compositions in my work. I like to create items that bring joy and reflect an alive and engaged life. I hope to inspire imagination and wonder through my art.
If you are in the area, stop by and say hello!