Heather Castles is a Canadian-Australian artist with over twenty years illustration experience in the publishing industry. Her fine-art paintings celebrate local Ontario farms and forests, flora and fauna. The wilderness of Algonquin Park is a continual inspiration to her art. During her time in the park Heather paints en plein air from the shore or canoe, and often finds inspiration in remote locations only accessible by portage.
Heather's playful painting style is a combination of relaxed, painterly brush strokes with tighter, realistic detail. Often painting alla prima, Heather films her painting progress in time-lapse and creates reels on Instagram to allow patrons of her art to enjoy watching the work come together as if watching “over her shoulder!”
Through my artwork, my aim is to bring a bit of the outdoors in.