Heather at the easel, 2022.
Heather painting at 5 years old.
In her Minneapolis home studio, artist Heather Renaux disappears into circus tents, dips beneath turbulent sea waters, meditates atop giant flowers and slips into story nests inhabited by magical fauna. All this imagery and more can be found in her thoughtful, whimsical and often tinged-with-darkness paintings.
Originally hailing from the wide expanses of Wyoming, Heather grew pretty much like other kids…except, from a young age she relished solitude and reflection. She loved sledding with friends but loved even more lying on her back in the snow and watching the clouds drift through the trees.
She trained as an illustrator and received her BFA at Otis-Parsons in Los Angeles, CA. Since then she’s built a following for her Folk Surrealism paintings via her online Etsy shop, gallery exhibits, and summer art festivals. Though this path in life wasn’t the first direction she decided to go, she feels like the luckiest woman alive because she’s living her deepest dream of being a full-time artist.
Heather at the easel, 2020.