Pen and Ink
"Colourful Harvest" is a representation of the vast array of fresh foods that we grow here in Ontario. Again the stained glass windows and mosaics of previous times having a great influence on my images. I love to try and capture this stained glass window and mosaic feel through my pen and ink drawings of our beautiful Canadian landscapes.
Pen and Ink
Cornfield was so much fun to do. I really wanted to capture the different greens that you see while whisking past the corn fields. I also wanted to allow the viewer to get a slight glance at the bright yellows of the beautiful corn that hides itself in its coat of green. The sky over the cornfield was inspired by the colours seen depicted in many stained glass windows and gives me that sense of the colours of our rural Ontario and the vastness that we miss out on in the city.
Heather Bunting was born in Canada, but spent many of her early years in Wales and the United States. She is presently living in London, Ontario with her daughter.
Heather spent a year in France when she was seventeen years old. While attending school there, she took many art classes. This is where she started to discover her passion for the arts. While in Europe she travelled extensively, visiting museums and galleries, churches and cathedrals along the way. Christian art and architecture had a vast influence on Heather and her future artwork.
The magnificent stained glass windows, mosaics, and paintings all told the stories that she had learned as a child in Sunday school. On Heather's return from her year in France, she decided to attend Bishop's University in Eastern Townships, Quebec. Here she started out as a French Language and Literature major, but quickly switched to Art History and Fine Arts, from which she graduated with honours in 1999.
Heather has used her mosaic and stained glass style to capture some of Canada's natural beauty whether it is in the beautiful landscape or as simple as flowers in the garden.
Since graduating, Heather had stepped away from her passion for awhile to work and raise her daughter. It was the sitting down and colouring with her daughter that brought her back to her to developing her art.