Dale Heath

Dale Heath studied art at Pratt Institute in New York City in the 1960s and with William Christenberry at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Sciences in Washington DC in the 1990s.  She has exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery and at the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, and is a member of the artist cooperative Fenix Fayetteville.  She lives in Fayetteville with her daughter, her son-in-law, and her twelve-year old grandson.

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I appreciate the tender and the terrifying and I seek to merge these elements in my work.  

The images come about in the process of making marks and the effort to divest myself of what I know.  Both occur if and when I let go of my own idea and the limits of my vision, and follow the work where it needs to go. 

I like the fluidity of house paints and big brushes, especially when combined with the tentative and fragile nature of cardboard.