BIO

HEIDI WIENIKE


Contact/Purchase

ARTIST STATEMENT


Frustration drove me into art store for my initial art supplies in 2005. We exhausted our gallery search for an original landscape painting and agreed to paint something for ourselves. Silly since I had never painted. That evening I was entranced painting for the first time. I put down my brush and stood back to view what I had created. It was beautiful as was the feeling while painting it. I could not remember the process but the painting was my proof. It still hangs in our dining room as my daily reminder to,
“Be brave, try something new!”

More than a decade later I continue to experiment as a self-taught artist. Good-bye self-doubt, self-judement, self-protection. When I paint I throw all caution into the wind cultivating soul-space for exploration and delight. It’s when I completely surrender, no expectations, that the best in me flows.

My works continue to evolve from looking inwards. Self-confrontation is hard work. I have reached down into my depths, whatever is hidden in me I bring out into the open. I commit myself to seeing and exposing it on canvas. This deepens my journey into each painting. I create visually engaging and tactile complex abstract landscape and abstract paintings. My paintings are distinctively textured. As I intensively scrape at these layers I emulate the power and indiscriminate weathering of Mother Nature’s elements. She is my teacher and painting Her grounds me. Each of my works are then finished with Epoxy Resin.

I have been commissioned on clients’ projects since 2009.
My paintings can be found in various private and corporate collections.


Soft lines overlayed by resin’s high gloss distinction defines Heidi Wienike’s unique approach to modern Impressionistic painting. Using the intrinsic quality of acrylic paint, Heidi’s abstracts and landscape-abstracts come alive in a three-dimensional play of light and form. Her orchestra of vast color palettes and textures convey the element of sound and movement into her style of balanced, harmonious works. With influences from Monet, Richter and The Group of Seven, Heidi’s vision captures the two worlds within which she resides; her resilient European roots entwined with the rugged rawness of natural Canada. Her style is consistent yet each painting stands alone in its unique representation. Hence Heidi has been working on client commissions since 2009. Her paintings can be found in various private and corporate collections.

BY SANDRA CARYL,
PRODUCER/LOS ANGELES


Proudly Canadian. Paint in Toronto.

Hate the cold so escape to Florida to paint too.

Grew up exploring in a canoe. Longest trip 40 days

Our rescue-studio dog Max from Israel

Our family owns Western barrel racing horses

…and a chicken

Toronto studio. Neat freak

High glossing. Glam studio day!

My inspiring river, painting retreat

River studio is a $500 garage-sale find

Painting Al Fresco

Watch who you call trailer trash!

Trailer-meditation time

After painting I play!

WINTER ESCAPE STUDIO FLORIDA

MOST GIRLS LIKE SHOES. ART STORE IS MY FETISH!

 

CONTACT ME


Thank you for visiting today! Even with wet paint on my hands I will get back to you quickly.

  • Would you like to receive my newsletter? *
  • Additional information here: