art exhibit

"Igniting Flight" painting included in Art2Life Online Exhibit

I’m excited to share that one of my paintings was included in Nick Wilton’s, 1st annual Art2Life Academy online exhibition. It was a wonderful opportunity, as it was juried by Donna Seager of Seager Gray Gallery in Marin, California. 

Igniting Flight 24’x24” 2018 mixed media on wood panel

Igniting Flight 24’x24” 2018 mixed media on wood panel

This year I took Nicholas Wilton’s Art2Life 12 week intensive Creative Visionary Program, which moved me (and my work), forward in so many ways! Including…

- setting up a a productive studio environment,

- optimizing a positive, playful, exploratory mindset

- how to trouble shoot after getting stuck 

- learning to utilize the power of Value, Design + Color to make stronger work

- the opportunity to engage with an artistic community from around the world

- along with a multitude of other resources and tips for artists!!

To view the online exhibit, click here.

Above/Below: Winter solo exhibit at North Valley Hospital

Contemporary art exploring the territory above and below the surface of life


I had the great pleasure of exhibiting a selection of my 2017 work at North Valley Hospital this Winter. 

The exhibit consisted of 6 collages (incorporating fabric, thread, paint, graphite, and ink) and 6 charcoal and gouache paintings on paper. 

The work explores the idea that we are made up of layers of experience that drive our beliefs and actions.

Similar to the strata of the Earth, I believe we are made up of layers. Although they exist below the surface they influence how we view the world, ourselves and each other. This work explores the idea that our emotional, physical, and psychological experiences shape us and that they unite us in being human.
— Heidi Marie Faessel

I loved having the opportunity to share my work in a healing environment, such as the hospital. It seems that each of us could benefit from some healing. Just being human, we suffer - navigating life with a myriad of feelings, emotions, and perceptions.

Our local paper, the Whitefish Pilot, ran an article about the exhibit.