In her Minneapolis studio, artist Heather Renaux disappears into circus tents, dips beneath turbulent sea waters and slips into story nests inhabited by magical fauna.
Renaux trained as an illustrator, receiving her BFA from Otis-Parsons in Los Angeles (‘Parsons’ sound familiar, Project Runway fans?). Since then she’s built a following for her Folk Surrealism paintings via her online shop, gallery exhibits and art festivals. She was the featured artist at the Uptown Art Fair 2014 and the Mount Dora Art Festival 2011.
She toggles between real life, chores like shuttling the kids in her sexy minivan, and creating enchanted dream worlds. Most days she feels like the luckiest woman alive because she’s living her dream of being a full-time artist.
Heather painting at 5 years old.
Heather at the easel, 2014.