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Travellin' Tiki
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Posted: 2007-12-13 4:40 pm   Permalink

I got typing a reply in the marketplace thread and realized this post would be better suited for here. I've been meaning for a while to start up a new thread to show my work, something I can keep updating and adding to as my work develops over the next year.




There is something so magical and mysterious about automatons that for me they are a good fit with tiki. They have such an old-timey vintage quality which, as an artist, I find really fun to play with. I hope that the automaton imagery is a compliment to the overall exotic atmosphere of the painting. What I've tried to do is convey a "feeling" of tiki, a sort of nostalgia mixed with exoticism and a little bit of mischief.

Really I couldn't think of a better painting to start this thread with, because this was my first real leap back into tiki art after my non-tiki solo show in May 2007. The initial idea for on this painting was conceived of in May, but I painted this in the last weeks of August, just after tiki Oasis. It was painted (in acrylic on panel) specifically for the cover of Tiki Magazine and has been shrunk for the cover from it's original size of 11" x 14."

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-12-13 8:16 pm   Permalink

Heather I absolutely LOVE it!!! Just awesome, and I am quite partial to monkeys wearing a fez. PM coming your way.
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GO TIKI
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Posted: 2007-12-13 8:57 pm   Permalink

I Love All Of Your Art Work! Thank You!

 
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GO TIKI
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Posted: 2007-12-13 8:59 pm   Permalink

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

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Meheadhunter
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2007-12-15 9:21 pm   Permalink

Very cool stuff...Love the artwork you do....looks very cool on the cover of tiki magazine!!!
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2007-12-16 11:04 pm   Permalink

Another magical piece. I really like the new velvet work you're doing as well- lush and mysterious.

 
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Travellin' Tiki
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Joined: Apr 05, 2004
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From: Vancouver, Canada
Posted: 2008-05-26 6:55 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've posted here. I've actually been up to a lot of new tiki stuff, but some of it is under wraps for the moment... and some will be on my website soon! That's all I can say for now. I'll have a few velvet pieces in the Harold Golen Gallery's upcoming show "Fine Art Tiki" on during Hukilau. But here's one of my new favorites that went to a friend at the M Modern Gallery's 5th Anniversary Tiki show. It's called "The Mask" Acrylic on Panel.


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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2008-05-26 9:50 pm   Permalink

Wow Heather, nice work, love the golden-glow-from-below...

 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-05-26 10:25 pm   Permalink

Really dig the new velvet stuff, looking forward to seeing more of your work

 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2008-05-26 11:33 pm   Permalink

Right on, one of my new faves is "Up Lava River". Glad you're doing velvets.

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-05-26 11:40 pm   Permalink

GROG hope you are coming to Tiki Oasis in San Diego and that you are bringing some black velvet paintings. GROG saw the one at M Modern and it looked great. Keep up the good work.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-05-27 12:15 am   Permalink

Lucky bifachu!
At least he lives closeby so i can visit him and admire it for hours!
Seeing Heather's paintings online are nothing compared to
seeing them in person!
The velvets at the bali hai tikiMag show and the mModern
just oozed with mood and mystery!
Way to go!
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Kahu
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Posted: 2008-05-29 08:49 am   Permalink

Heather love your velvets! Your style of art really seems to be enhanced when used on velvet. I tried to contact you on myspace also, but that was awhile ago. Keep em coming is all I can say.

 
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Travellin' Tiki
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From: Vancouver, Canada
Posted: 2008-06-15 2:54 pm   Permalink

Here's another new one, I also posted it on the Portland Velvet Museum thread (Velveteria) since that's where it will hang! It's called "The Drummer" and was very much inspired by my piece "Up Lava River."

I'm bringing a bunch of velvets to Oasis this year, but more on that later!

Oh, and Kahu--I was off myspace for about two and a half-ish months this spring. I'm back on and going through my backlog of messages, so I should come across it at some point. Sorry about that!
http://www.myspace.com/heatherwattsarts



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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2008-06-15 4:41 pm   Permalink

I love that one! Great colors and lighting!

 
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