Author Archives: Cathy S. Hegman

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.

Unrequited love…

What is it that drives you to get up and face the day?  Last night I lay awake most of the night thinking about paintings and what I am seeking to find in the pigment and canvas.  I am constantly … Continue reading

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Looking up…thinking deeply

Constellating Cancer, is the latest in the constellations series that are filling my studio in this hope filled new year.  This particular series at first began mainly as a way to use the figure with animal figures;but as with most … Continue reading

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Figures and Fish…

This piece is born of several months of thought, paint and gazing. Perhaps it is my age, but it seems that I am acutely aware of so much sadness and suffering in the world and locally now…my work reflects this … Continue reading

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Telecommuters

    Telecommuters Purple Boat by Cathy Hegman   Telecommuters is a series about our dependency on being connected either symbolically or literally.  We seem to thrive when we are connected to people.  We also seem to panic when we … Continue reading

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Slumberland…counting sleepy sheep

  If you follow my blog you probably know I paint bits and pieces of memories or feelings that I have experienced in my life at some time or another.  I have experienced an undue amount of insomnia lately. I … Continue reading

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It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all….

Summer is here in full force this week, it is sultry,steamy, and 96 degrees. The river is vaporizing and very low with growing  muddy banks on both sides.  Small sandy beaches are beginning to show up in their usual summer … Continue reading

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Looking more and seeing deeper

When I first began painting the urge to rush through and look for a finish in a piece was my nemesis.  After so many years of living in the paints , I still often find myself wishing I would hurry … Continue reading

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