Statement

                                                                       Color and Light

        I have been working on this series for several years. Referencing the landscape of the Big Sur Coast of California I reduce the experience of living on the Central Coast to the elements of color, light, motion and simplified form.

        The study of color came several years into the practice of painting. I started my creative life as a black and white photographer and viewed the world in shades of gray, the contrast of light and dark values forming the skeleton of the composition. Color, while I was learning to paint was seen in terms of those same light and dark values. As my method evolved I became interested in color for its own sake, especially for the exploration of its emotional impact. 

         More important than color is light. We conduct our daily activities according to its presence or absence. Cyclical in nature, the quantity changes over the course of a day and more broadly, throughout the seasons. Thoughts about illuminations recur repeatedly in our speech. We often want to "see something in a different light", someone or something comes into existence when they are "seen in the light of day;" we hope for "the light at the end of the tunnel." Sunlight is consumed directly by plants and indirectly by animals. I have a personal relationship with light first as a photographer and then as a medical professional working with laser machines. I live in a rural area of the Big Sur Coast. Besides painting I spend my days gardening, clearing brush and tending to farm animals. The weather and environmental conditions are extremely important to my daily existance.

         The paintings in the Color and Light series references the light of the California Coast. Tiny water particles in the atmosphere disperse the light which creates diffuse images. The horizon line of the ocean is usually indistinct with one color seamlessly blending into another. The quality of light has a complex effect on how we experience the world around us. The combination of light and color evokes a deep emotional response in the viewer.

         Heidi Hybl was born in Chicago. She grew up wandering the galleries of the Art Institute. She studied art at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Monterey Peninsula College. Her early professional life was in the field of medicine; biology continues to inform her work. Hybl has had many one woman exhibits. She has shown her work in juried and group exhibits and received awards. She has taught art to children and adults and served on the Board of Directors of Artists' Equity and the Big Sur Arts Initiative. She interviewed artists on Public Radio. She currently paints full time in her studio in Big Sur. 

 

          

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020 Soft Focus, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2017  Distant Hills, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2015  Abstract Landscapes, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2014  Color and Light Revisited, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2012  Color and Light, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2011   Plant Forms and Patterns, Marjorie Evans Gallery, Carmel CA

          Darwin Evolved, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2010 Celebrating Darwin, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2009 New Work, Carmel Art Association

2008 Plant Forms, Carmel Art Association

2006 Landscape Abstracted, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2005 California Light, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2004 Falling, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Monterey CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Abstract Sanctuary (7th Annual), juried, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland OR

          Small Works and Beyond, juried, National Association of Women Artists, New York NY

2019 National Association of Women Artist, Members Exhibit, New York NY

         Seen and Unseen, Big Sur Artists, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

         Orange Has Its Place, two person exhibit, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2018 Sea and Sky, Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park NJ

         Immersed in Abstraction, juried, The Ellington White Contemporary, Fayettville NC

         Big Things in Small Spaces, juried, New Rochelle NY

         National Association of Women Artists, Members Exhibit, New York NY

         Publication, Lifelong Learning Catalog, Cal State Monterey Bay, CA

         Transitory Light, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2017 Small Works, juried, NAWA Gallery, New York NY

         National Association of Women Artists, Members Exhibit, New York NY

2016 Art in Public Places, Santa Cruz County Arts Collective, Santa Cruz CA

2015 Repetitions and Patterns, juried, Fredricksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredricksburg VA

          Juried Auction, Arts Council for Monterey County, Monterey CA

          Abstract Landscapes, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

          Luminous Color, two person exhibit, Shimo Gallery, Sacramento CA

2014 In the Footsteps of History, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey CA

         36th Annual Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition, Columbia College, Columbia MO

         Small Works, National Association of Women Artists, juried, Honorable Mention, New York NY

         Luminous Color, two person Exhibit, Felix Kulpit Gallery, Santa Cruz CA

         Annual Exhibit, National Association of Women Artists, New York NY

         Abstraction, juried exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA

2013 From the Board, Board of Directors Exhibit, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

         National Association of Women Artists, Members Exhibit, New York NY

2012 Small Works, juried, NAWA Gallery, New York NY, Bertha Passel Greenblat Award

2011  Le Femmes Artistes Vernissage, juried, The Armory  Center, West Palm Beach FL

         New Members, National Association of Women Artists, New York NY

2010 Allied Arts National Juried Exhibit, Richmond VA

         18th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York NY

         Forms in Motion, National Juried Exhibit, Fredricksburg Center for the Arts, Fredricksburg VA,          Honorable Mention

2009 Paintings in Oil and Collage, Carmel Art Association

2008 National Juried Competitive, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Long             Beach NJ

          American Summer Exhibition, juried, Kingston Gallery, Boston MA

          Paper in Particular, juried exhibit, Columbia College, Columbia MO

2007 Sticks and Stones, Nature Abstracted, Lauryn Taylor Gallery, Carmel CA

          Summer Postcards, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Monterey CA

2006 Big Sur, A Place Apart, juried, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove CA

2005 Frond Memories, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Monterey CA

           Miniatures, Studio One, Big Sur CA

2004 Obsessions, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Monterey CA

          Surface as Subject, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

Representation:

Ugallery

San Fransicso CA USA

Carmel Art Association

Carmel CA USA

ArtFloor

Paris France

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