Heike Covell

                                  Huntsville, Alabama

 

 

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Transparent Watercolor is my favorite medium for over 25 years. Mind you, I did not have the time to paint continuously during that time but have been fortunate to paint much more in the past 10 years. It is still amazing and a joy to me seeing the colors mingle freely when applied to wet or damp paper or any other suitable surface.  I alternate between realistically rendered paintings and abstracted/non- objective paintings; working on an abstracted or non-objective subject matter is a must. It helps me not to get bored or stagnant and lets me grow as an artist. Also have painted on Yupo (synthetic paper) in the past years and enjoy it tremendously, as well as painting with acrylic paints on paper and/or canvas.

I am a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama  (WSA) and since 2009 have been the membership chair of WSA. I am also an Associate Member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), an Associate Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS), and an active member of (HAL) Huntsville Art League where I exhibit regularly.

In the past I have received awards with yearly sponsored exhibitions by HAL: Unique Views of Huntsville and Collector’s Draw. I partake in the (HAL) Figure Drawing Group each Monday whenever I can and I am a member of ‘The Committee’, a group of 10 women who support each other in art and exhibit together. Have exhibited at local art shows such as Panoply, Monte Sano Art Show, and exhibited at the Carnegie in Decatur as one of ‘The Committee’.

Most recently I joined the Dixie Girls Challenge, a group of 12 artists who are all local and we have started a blog where we display monthly challenges.  


Achievements:

Mixed media painting was juried into the on-line 2006 Spring Collage and Mixed Media Art Show and the painting and was displayed at the Creative Catalyst web Gallery.

Awards: Award of Distinction, Collector’s Draw 2007, Huntsville Art League; Award of Distinction, Unique Views of Huntsville 2008 (Organized by HAL).

One of my paintings was published in the Huntsville Sketch Book in 2006.

Recently I won the Patrons Award with WSA (Watercolor Society of Alabama) for my painting: “Squared Away” during the 70th Annual National Watercolor Society of Alabama Exhibition.

 I live and work in Huntsville, AL together with my husband of many years.

                                  

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