Heather Watts

Heather Watts at The Art Gallery of Calgary
Heather Watts, opening night at "Down the Rabbit Hole" Art Gallery of Calgary, 2012

Suffused with pessimistic shadows and redemptive illumination, Canadian pop-surrealist painter Heather Watts’ intricate paintings harness the pageantry of anthropomorphic heroes and martyrs to tell the story of individuals grappling with forces larger than themselves.

Watts has exhibited her richly symbolic and emotional works in galleries across the US, in Canada and overseas. She is a self-taught painter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Asian Area Studies from the University of British Columbia and has been painting professionally since 2003. She is based out of her hometown of Vancouver, Canada.