SAFE HAVEN OF PIKE COUNTY AND HAVEN’S TREASURES THRIFT SHOP FEATURE THE DONATED WORKS OF LOCAL ARTIST PAULA HEISER
Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc., the community’s resource for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, is proud to feature the donated works of Hawley pastelist and oil painter Paula Heiser. The sale of these magnificent paintings will support the agency’s services for victims of abuse.
Paula spent much of her childhood living on Lake Wallenpaupack. She has lived in NYC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Florida, Minnesota and Maine. Her love of family and Pennsylvania’s woods, fields and lakes has drawn her back to her childhood home where she finds inspiration while hiking with her golden retrievers (which she breeds) or simply driving throughout the lovely countryside of Wayne and Pike counties. Yearly trips to Pemaquid Point, Maine add beautiful coastal scenes to her collection.
Rekindling her artistic spirit after raising her children, Paula studied Drawing and Design, Colored Pencil and Pastel Painting, and Acrylic Painting in Minnesota. She has studied in depth oil painting with Master Artist Heide Kwestel Von Borgwardt. She is an enthusiastic member of Come Paint With Me, an outdoor painting group. Her stunning paintings add beauty to several businesses as well as to many private collections throughout the country.
Galleries that have represented this artist’s work include: Looking Glass Gallery, Artisan Gallery, South Street Gallery and the Hanson Gallery, Silk Mill Gallery and Narrowsburg Alliance Gallery. She has had solo exhibits at Chant Realty in Lords Valley, Remax in Honesdale and Ehrhardt’s Lakefront Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack, the Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber Of Commerce and Grey Towers in Milford. She has exhibited in juried shows and won prizes for her work.
Landscapes in Pastels and Oils are Paula’s focus. She is a colorist, which one can easily see when viewing her vibrantly colored paintings. “Nothing in nature is just one color and often unexpected colors can be observed.” Her wish is to share her vision of the colors and beauty of nature with those who behold her art.
Paula is a survivor of Domestic Abuse and Breast Cancer and is honored to have her paintings in the hands of Safe Haven of Pike County where she hopes they will bring in much needed funds for a very important organization. Selected works will be available for purchase at the Ingeborg A. Biondo Memorial Foundation Building, 221 Broad Street in Milford, on Saturday, December 1, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 11:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m. Paula’s works will also be available for sale at Haven’s Treasures Thrift Shop, 149 Sawkill Avenue (across from the Water Wheel) in Milford during regular business hours, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.