Heather Shirin Bio
Shirin is pronounced ‘Sure-reen’- it is Persian meaning “sweet, gentle and kind”... it is Heather’s middle name. Heather currently resides outside of Asheville, NC. She is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists. She has a booth at the Kress Emporium, downtown Asheville at 19 Patton Ave, Asheville NC.
Heather works out of her home studio having attained her BFA with honors in oil painting in 1997, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She went on to take additional design courses from the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston. She teaches Art Nouveau Portraiture & Mixed Media Classes at the River’s Edge and 301 Art Gallery, in the River Arts District in Asheville NC. The artists that have influenced her recent work include Felix Mas, Audrey Kawasaki, Manuel Nuñez, Mia Bergeron, Steven Daluz and Joan Dumouchel. She is part of the Women Painting Women Movement.
“I am interested in the relationships that women have with other women - the closeness between sisters, mothers, lovers and best friends. I capture the vulnerability, strength and romance that women share when together - using materials that define their beauty and presence”.
Heather’s work is represented 2 Rules Fine Art Gallery in Marietta GA. She has also been represented by 310 Art Gallery, The Updraft Gallery, Gallery Asheville, Desert Moon Designs Studios and Gallery, The Night Gallery, Seven Sisters Gallery and Woolworths Walk Fine Art Gallery. She is also an active volunteer at the Asheville Area Arts Council and the Artery Gallery.
"Her current pieces are a gorgeous amalgamation of her creative minds-eye and innovative use of mixed media and color, resulting in a fascinating display, capturing the warmth, charm and beauty of the feminine mystique." - Margie Brenner, Collector
Heather is interested in solo shows, group exhibitions, and being represented by national galleries. If you are interested in learning more about Heather Shirin’s work please contact Heather at email@example.com.