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 existence. Is the sun too hot to carry things up and down the hill? Where and what time does it set? What is the temperature and how will it change the consistency of my paint?

         The paintings in the Color and Light series reference 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 solo 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    Les 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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