HEIDI GIRAUD, MY ARTIST DAUGHTER

My daughter, Heidi, tapped into her hidden art talents just a few years ago. I’ve been continually amazed at the variety of styles and subject matter she’s produced; each of her artworks are imaginative and colorful. She keeps producing and I’m sharing a few. I love them all and want more of them on my walls…I must admit, I’m prejudiced! I’ve got five paintings so far and joked that I now have the Heidi Giraud Art Gallery Annex.

Roarin'

Roarin’

Wanting to spread the word about her talents, I asked her to write something about herself and she did: The past few years I’ve felt that I needed/wanted to do something creative. I don’t recall having a desire to paint when I was a child, but believe it must have been there in my soul. When I was kicked out of high school, I was sent to continuation high school. I decided to take an art class and the first painting I did was a watercolor, all freehand, no tracing. I fell in love with it, but wasn’t settled enough in my life to do more than one more watercolor.

Fierce

Fierce

 

My artistic yearnings inspired me to use a lot of color when I decorated various apartments of mine over the years. Then I took another art class for a few months, and that planted the seed that grew into a satisfying habit of painting. I have always been attracted to the shapes you can create, not to mention the colors you can use in abstract. My favorite colors are bright blues, reds, oranges and greens.

Twizler

Twizzler

There are no rules in abstract painting, you can create whatever you want, probably why I enjoy it so much. Abstract painting opens your mind to all sorts of interpretations. I feel it’s a perfect expression of life. Just when you think you know what is is, you look deeper into the painting with your mind and soul and see something totally different.

(Note from Victoria: Heidi and I continually visit the many art galleries around Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer, the Getty, and the Norton Simon Museum of Art, to name a few. The Broad Museum just opened in downtown L.A., just steps from the Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A).

 

My inspirations can come from anything. I can walk down a street in downtown Los Angeles, or see the sun’s rays flicker upon the Pacific Ocean and get my ideas from that. My emotions also play a part in my creations.

To check out Heidi’s artwork and add a painting to your collection, go to her Facebook Artist page: Heidi Giraud Artist

 

Blu

Blu

Afrika copy

Afrika  

One Comment

  1. Heather Vesterfelt says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi. Well talented apples do not fall far from the tree, as is evident in your lively, colorful canavases, shared by a proud Mom.

    Heather

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