About the Artist
Heidi Henrikson~Miner is a retired first grade teacher. Growing up on a farm near Turner, Oregon, there was beauty and nature all around to inspire artwork. Her mom and aunt always made sure there were plenty of art supplies available and she and her sisters and cousin put them to good use in their many artistic creations. This love of nature is reflected in the pastels she now creates.
Heidi became a member of Lunaria Gallery in Silverton on St. Patrick’s Day, 2015. She graduated from OCE (now WOU) in 1974 with a major in Education and a minor in Art. During her teaching career, she loved to observe and encourage the creative spirit in her students and also took great delight in reading to them. The beautifully illustrated children’s books they shared together moved her to begin exploring her own artistic nature. After teaching for 31 years, she retired and began taking a variety of art classes. Kristen Lassen-Hunt’s beautiful paintings inspired her to try her hand at pastels. Taking classes and learning from this talented artist was invaluable. While Heidi enjoys many art forms, pastel remains her favorite.
My husband Ron and I love to hike wherever we go and waterfalls are one of our favorite destinations. In addition to savoring the beauty of our wonderful state, we enjoy visiting the National Parks. I can’t tell you how many photos I have taken! There is always another picture that just has to be painted!
We are so blessed to live in a place where the surrounding scenery “takes your breath away.” I try to portray that feeling in what I do and I hope that my work brings pleasure and joy to others.