Award-winning painter Heidi Kirschner has had a lifetime of immersion in the arts, culminating in a wonderful body of work. Her beautiful and inspiring oil paintings render sky, earth, plants, and water in soothing impasto abstractions. Kirschner’s work with color is truly astounding. Each piece includes a variety of contrasting hues yet when we peer into the composition these disparate colors intermingle, forming a harmonious blend. Cerulean skies give way to rolling hills of burnt umber, khaki, and crimson. Tranquil, steely waters reflect the beauty from above and exude harmony. The artist particularly enjoys the effects of light in a natural environment. “The way it can illuminate a horizon line, electrify a sky, dance on water,” she explains. “It becomes a symphony of color.” In her approach, the inclusion of chance and mistakes helps open each painting to a realm of possibility and spontaneity as she develops a textural surface from each blank canvas.