Heather Tobias is a mixed media artist. She chose the title "Happenstance" for this exhibition because "art let’s me explore different mediums and find the happenstance in my studio and encounters that lead me to new paths."
Heather speaks about her inspiration and practice.
What has been a seminal experience?
Getting my own studio and being able to play
How has your practice changed over time?
I have learned to be free to connect to what inspires me.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I am an actress.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
It is a warming feeling that people are moved by my work.
Is the artistic life lonely? What do you do to counteract it?
I love working alone with possibly just the radio on. It is my sanctuary.
What research do you do?
I regularly visit art galleries and find inspiration from found objects. I find car boots and charity shops a great hunting ground.
Favourite or most inspirational place?
West Wales and coastlines
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Stop criticising myself and just play.
Professionally, what’s your goal?
To be happy
MEET THE ARTIST
You can meet the artist Heather in the gallery on the following dates:
Sunday 22nd September
Wednesday 25th September
Tuesday 1st October and
Sunday 6th October