Contact

Email: bigsurpainter@gmail.com

Studio: 831.625.5158

Gallery representation:

Rise Art

London UK

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Art Floor

France

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Carmel Art Association

Carmel CA

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Ugallery

San Francisco, New York

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Prices and more images available on request.

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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 the exploration of its emotional impact.

      More important than color is light; in fact, it is everything. 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 illumination occur repeatedly in 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." Plants directly and animals indirectly consume the light of the sun. I have a personal relationship with light first as a photographer and then as a medical professional working with lasers machines.

       The paintings in the Color and Light series specifically references the light of the coast of California. Tiny water particles in the atmosphere disperse the light which creates diffuse images. The horizon line of the ocean is 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 can provoke a deep emotional response in the viewer.

      Heidi Hybl was born and raised 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 spent in the field of medicine; biology continues to inform her work. Hybl has had many one-woman exhibits. She has shown her art in group and juried exhibitions and has received awards. She has taught art to children and adults, served on the Board of Directors of Artists' Equity and the Big Sur Arts Initiative. She interviewed artists on Public Radio for two years. She currently paints full time in her Big Sur Studio.

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Selected Solo  Exhibitions

2017  Distant Hills, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

2015  Luminous Color, Shimo Gallery, Sacramento CA

          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, Carmel CA

2008  Plant Forms, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

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

2017  Small Works, juried, National Association of Women Artists, New York NY

          National Association of Women Artists Annual Exhibit, New York NY

2016  Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collective, Santa Cruz CA

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

          Juried Auction, Arts Council for Monterey County, Monterey CA

          Abstract Landscapes, Carmel Art Association, Carmel 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, 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 Asspciation, Carmel CA

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

2012  Small Works, juried exhibit, National Association of Women Artists, Bertha Pessel Greenblatt Award,            New York NY

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

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

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

2010  18th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York NY

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

          Allied Arts National Juried Exhibition, Richland VA

2009 Paintings in Oil and College, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA

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

          American Summer, juried exhibit, 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 exhibit, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove CA

          1000 Postcards, Green Lantern Studio, Mineral Point WI

2005 Frond Memories, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Monterey CA

          Miniatures, Studio One, Big Sur CA

2004 Obsessions, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Monterey CA

          Surface, Carmel Art Association, Carmel CA