Heather Laws – Pastel Painter
The love one has for their animal is pure and unfettered. My portraits become an expression of that love.Capturing their essence is critical to my art.
About the Artist
Heather Laws is a Canadian Artist who specializes in and is passionate about the painting of portraits of companion animals and their human counterparts.. Her portraits can be found in homes throughout North America and abroad.
Heather’s mentor was her father, the late Norman Laws. A talented and successful commercial artist, he nurtured her artistic talents, providing her with unfailing support and constructive artistic guidance. The value of his mentoring is today reflected in the care, precision and authenticity of Heather’s art.
Heather has exhibited her work at numerous shows, while constantly continuing to pursue her artistic endeavours and professional development. Her pastel work has been published in the October 2004 issue of the Pastel Journal. Her work has won regional and national awards including Honorable Mention in the Draft Horse Classic and Western Art Show, Grass Valley, Navada in 2002, and winner of the Cover Artwork Competition for the Pastel Artists Canada 2016 ICAN Convention. Heather is now an associate member of the Colorado based Society of Animal Artists (SAA) and a Signature member; Director and Exhibitions Coordinator of the Pastel Artists Canada (PAC).
Site #5 with Paul & Beverly Williams, Mike Townsend & Laurene Green
2018 *Annual Scugog Council for the Arts Open Juried Art Show, Port Perry, ON
*27th Annual Juried Exhibition, “Purely Pastel”, Pastel Artists Canada, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON
2017 * Pastel Artists Canada 5th Annual Member’s Online Juried Show
2016 * 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, “Purely Pastel”, Pastel Artists Canada, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON
2012 * 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, “Purely Pastel*, Pastel Artists Canada, Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto, ON