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Heather McFarlin: The Bigger Picture

Presented by Art Works Downtown and 2nd Friday Art Walk and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Art Works Downtown, San Rafael CA

Sep 14 2018
Oct 06 2018
Heather McFarlin: The Bigger Picture

Abstract painting in a large scale

Founders’ Gallery

2nd Friday Art Walk Reception:
September 14, 5pm–8pm

Exhibit Dates:  September 14—October 6

For Heather McFarlin, abstract painting and the creative process go hand in hand with intuition and insight, producing a greater understanding of my life and the world at large.

Often times the ‘bigger picture’ becomes clear as the painting progresses, and understanding is gleaned in areas such as personal healing, or in response to a specific subject or topic Heather wants to explore, or simply an energetic shift that happens when a painting finally comes together. Symbols, images, gestural marks, color, and even the composition that emerges are all part of this process that help inform her.

The ‘bigger picture’ or insight experience is enhanced by the scope or size of the project. Painting in a large scale provides what feels like a more intense, up-close experience with the subject matter as well as paint itself.


Heather McFarlin studied Painting & Drawing at CSU, Chico, receiving a B.A. in 1993 with a minor in Art. She went on to study continuing education classes at the Art Institute in San Francisco. Having a long-standing private practice as a professional healer and immersed in the Healing Arts, she finds Fine Art and the Healing Arts inform each other in a synergistic way. She has been exhibiting her work in the Bay Area throughout the last ten years, and was featured in Netflix’s SENSE8, Season 2 in 2017.


Contact: (415) 451-8119

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2nd Friday Art Walk Reception:  September 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Regular Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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