Oil on canvas
In 2007 working in Guatemala researching falcons, I eagerly searched the jungle canopy for any sliver of emerald green, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive national bird-the Resplendent Quetzal. It never happened and regretting it for the next 11 years, I decided to book a trip to the cloud forest Costa Rica. After landing, I drove all night to a remote mountainside at a national park. In the morning I spoke with tour guides, and then hiked to the where the birds could be found. After hours of searching and listening I found them. It was resplendent.
Heather Haley is an artist from Boise, Idaho and has been fortunate enough to travel throughout the world. She began drawing and painting before she could speak in full sentences, and art was her first language. The inability to quench her thirst for adventure, and her insatiable passion for wildlife, Heather uses vivid color to depict scenes from her imagination and experiences. Wildlife and nature are dominate themes in her artwork, as she hopes to inspire movements of conservation globally. This collection has been exploration of painting without brushes and these paintings all were created with a palette knife.