Gravitating to the idea of capturing a moment in time, Heather Millar's work is reflective of vintage ambiance steeped in nostalgia, ranging from childhood toys, vintage family snapshots and portraiture, landscape and wildlife caught in a still moment.
"I love the idea of having something tangible to represent that moment caught in time". So often our memories obscure what was our reality at the time, so bringing back those images in the form of a painting on canvas lets the viewer treasure what was possibly once lost.
Heather is a professional painter living and working in Prince Edward Island since 2008. Formerly from Edmonton, Alberta, she completed her BFA at Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary in 1998. A painter since childhood, Heather discovered the seductive elements of glass blowing while at ACAD and embraced that as her major for her years there. Upon graduation, the reality of renting or building her own glass studio was out of reach, so she once again picked up her brushes and discovered an entire, untapped world of inspiration within her surroundings. Almost entirely self-taught in painting, Heather’s work has evolved into her own unique blend of impressionist melded with realism with the overall impression of contemporary pop-art whereupon the image depicted is the sole focus of the painting.
Heather is currently represented at Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery in Whistler, Canvas Gallery in Toronto and Details Fine Art Gallery in Charlottetown. Her work can be found in private collections worldwide, in public collections in PEI and on the set of "Suits" and HGTV.
For those of you who know the hit series "Suits", the art of Heather Millar may look familiar. Heather's original painting 'Listen Closely' was featured in the series throughout S.9 as part of an ongoing storyline. After airing, actress Sarah Rafferty commissioned her own version of the piece from Heather as a reminder of her time on the show.
Heather has been featured in other publications such as Edition, The Guardian, Whistler Magazine, The Jealous Curator and many more.