About Heather Burnell
Heather Burnell - Mixed Media Artist
Hi, I’m Heather from Charlotte, NC and I create art to feed my soul and yours. My subject is Positivity. I’ve struggled with negative thinking throughout my life; but I’ve found that flooding my heart and soul with Positivity changed that; positive words led to positive thoughts which led to a fulfilled life. When I began to create art, it was only natural to extend my positive energy onto the canvas. When I make art, time stops, and I am in the flow. My goal is to send that feeling along with Positivity out into the world via my art.
My work includes positive words, phrases or quotes created using mixed media composed from a combination of artistic mediums such as acrylic paint, stamps, handmade papers, and vintage papers. Mixed media is magical because “anything goes.” For example, I’ve used ribbons, screws from an old computer, music from the 1800’s, and ads from a 1930’s issue of “Life” magazine; in addition, I often include the definition of the positive word from an old dictionary. My work frequently includes 3D elements such as a dragonfly, butterfly or flower made with modeling paste or a similar medium. All of the elements are combined to make interesting and textured backgrounds while the positivity subject takes center stage.
I’m a member of Charlotte Art League (CAL) and display and sell my work in their Gallery. I also sell work through The TAC Gallery in the NoDa part of Charlotte, The Bag Lady in Charlotte and Artworks Vass in Vass, NC.
On a personal level, I’m the Mom of 2 grown sons, I work in Corporate America, and I have a loving boyfriend who is very supportive of my art journey.