What a difference a few days and 10 layers makes….Red Deer II and III by Cathy Hegman

Peace Talks is a series I have worked on for several years.  Most if not all the paintings have one or more figurative shapes paired with the three interlocking circles.  There is something very comforting about these paintings for me as an artist and as a human.  They seem to capture the oneness of nature at a moment of peace.  The painting process like all of mine is nothing like the final result; it is more often wrought with turmoil and angst of how certain stages are progressing or digressing; and the ever present fear of failure, but as each layer is added and pieces of the whole are subtracted by either paint or scraping, a sense of peace and tranquility prevails.  I begin to feel one with the work, and it is only then that I know; it was worth the extra effort it entailed.  I think it is fun to see the work in infantile growing stages and then the final result.  I hope others feel the same.

Merry Christmas to everyone!!  Sending you Peace and Joy from my studio to your heart!

Take care,


peace talks red deer II

Peace Talks Red Deer III in the middle of the process.

Peace Talks RedDeer III 36 x 36 oil on wood 2013 Cathy Hegman small size watermarked

peace talks red deer looking back

Peace Talks Red Deer II by Cathy Hegman
in the middle of the process

Peace Talks RedDeer II 36 x 36 oil on wood 2013 Cathy Hegman small size watermarked

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About Cathy S. Hegman

Art, much like a road links people together both visually and mentally. One can attain a glimpse inside the artist’s soul by studying the artist’s work, and perhaps find something that links them to the artist and the art. A work of art has the ability to resonate and touch the emotions without regard to age, gender, race, or religion through the application of pigment to canvas or paper. Art can be the voice that cries out without limits, or sometimes whispers the thoughts of the creator. Art speaks silently, yet conjures up feelings and gives satisfaction that is undeniable, and yet intrinsic. It validates our need to learn about ourselves, and gives us freedom to search for our own identities. The road is long and often dusty, but always renewing the spirit with inspiration. It is my hope in this lifetime to give a part of what I have learned through and on my journey with others. The deepest form of us is revealed in our thoughts and my art is the translation of my thoughts to paper and canvas. I paint layers of color and line to create a history of marks that will guide the viewer into my world of thought and engage them in the process. I embed personal symbols throughout my art to give it deeper meaning. I encourage you to think about life in a visual way and to contemplate our connections with each other and the world we share.
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