Lucia Heffernan - "No More Tuna" - oil on board - 15.2 x 15.2cm (6”x6”)
Painting size: 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6” x 6”)
Lucia Heffernan's (United States) body of work is an expression and exploration of her lifelong fascination with animals. Though her paintings, she seeks to give animals a voice and a personality, while making light of our uniquely human existence. By imagining what animals might do if put in human situations, she stages tableaus that shine a spotlight on both their innocence and raw instinct. This collision between animal and human sensibilities creates a whimsical, theatrical, and often humorous world that viewers can relate to on an emotional level.
A graphic designer by trade and an oil painter by design, Heffernan is continually experimenting with different styles of contemporary realism that balance her artistic sensibilities, technique, and unique sense of humor. As she evolves, what remains constant is her respect for the animals that inspire her, and her desire to bring a smile to the face of every viewer.