Heather Stamenov is an enthusiastic observational painter, enthralled by the tactility of the medium, and continuously curious (and challenged) by color relationships. In her work she portrays human vulnerability, symbolic landscapes and weaves them into a narrative of fictional absurdities. She paints wildlife, figures in action, and nature with a touch of personal experience and a lot of humor.
Heather Stamenov holds a BA in Art Education and a BFA in Painting from Herron School of Art and Design, and an MFA in Painting from the University of Connecticut. She has exhibited her work in venues nationally and has continued to expand her practice through multiple artist residencies. She has taught visual art to students of all ages from toddlers to college students.
Heather believes that the classroom is a space for conversation, experimentation and support. For all ability level, her aim is to expose students to new ideas and perspectives and foster growth so that everyone can find satisfaction (and fun!) in their own art making.