Hillside with Tree
Hillside with Tree
Heather Vollstedt, "Agua Azul"
Heather Vollstedt, "Blue Eye"
Heather Vollstedt, "Distant Hill"
Bio: Born in Oakland California Heather Vollstedt moved to Orangevale California in 1972. Growing up in rural Sacramento, Heather developed a keen interest in nature. Making frequent hiking trips to the rocky mountains and various national parks Heather developed a love of vast and wild landscapes. The natural world has always been a source of inspiration and reservoir of knowledge for Heather. In High school Heather won first place at the California State Fair Art exhibition. The award fueled Heather’s passion for visual art. In 1998-99 Heather was fortunate to learn drawings skills and advanced composition and painting from Oliver Jackson while attending CSUS. She has since earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from CSUS, and a bachelor’s of Fine Art from the Academy of Art University. While at the Academy, Heather gained an understanding of digital media and how to weave her knowledge of fine art into her digital work. After graduating from the Academy Heather began working as a 3D Digital artist and has expanded her knowledge into architectural visualizations, games, and even a brief time in feature film work.
About: I have all ways been interested in art. We live in a wondrous and fascinating world and as an artist I can capture some of that wonder and share it with others. I hold two Bachelors degrees, one in fine art, the other in visual effects. I have worked on major motion pictures, on video games, on architectural projects, and as a freelance artist, yet I enjoy creating my own works. I love to capture the “essence” of a place and have thus focused on environmental and landscape art. I have done sculptures, painting, drawing, photography, as well as the digital mediums of 3D modeling texturing, and rendering. I grew up in Sacramento California and have lived in California all of my life. The strongest influence in my work has been the world around us. Light, shadow, form and the relationship between objects and how those relationships influence our perception of a space is also a major concept I try to convey in my work.
Statement: The world around us is a truly remarkable place, a place we often don’t notice or consider in our lives. I try to bring that world to my audience. By using light, shadow, texture, and form, I try to focus on the amazing compositions found in nature and in our manufactured environments. By creating an intense sense of depth I endeavor to capture the “essence” of a space, and the emotional power it holds. While the majority of artists focus on the grand landmarks found in the United States, I try to find the hidden places and secret spaces found in our everyday environment. So please Enjoy!