Flowerchild, pencil and watercolor on paper, 2015


Heidi Horchler mixes surreal and abstract qualities with the organic forms found in nature. Images originate in shape and mood and are drawn with a free flowing hand. Her skillful use of a rich vibrant palette is often accented with geometric lines or text. A recipient of the Bethel E. Ells scholarship, George Royal scholarship, iTeach AZ scholarship funded by the Mary Lou Fulton foundation, the ASU School of Art Special Talent award, and several honors awards, Heidi's work has been published and shown in several exhibitions including Vortex Magazine, the Masters of Tomorrow show at Benedictine University, the annual drawing and sculpture exhibitions at Scottsdale Community College, and a Judge's Choice Award in the Best of Artist show at SCC, awarded by Ed Mell. A graduate with Honors of the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts' program in Art Education, Heidi is looking forward to a rewarding career of nurturing the imagination and possibility in future artists. Heidi's collection of drawings entitled "Daydream Odyssey" will soon be released as an adult coloring book. (Curator Engine)

Mushrooms coloring page for Inspire by Blue Star Coloring

There are those who are masters of their craft, the practicioners of the "10,000" hours rule, the Outliers.

And then there are the rest of us.  

Your basic  type B , outside-the-box thinker.

Your basic type B, outside-the-box thinker.

The rest of us are the ones who like to try a little bit of everything. From sculpture, to metals, ceramics, collage, quilting, drawing, watercolor and acrylic paint, I’ve tried them all and there’s more on my list. I love it all and making art is my absolute favorite thing to do.

My work explores the idea that everything is connected. Sometimes the best way to approach this is to juxtapose things that normally wouldn't be associated, and develop the connection between them. I find inspiration from science, mathematical patterns, and the beauty of nature. Floating in the ebb and flow of my mind’s wanderings, I find joy in the the imaginative and surreal.

A native Midwesterner, I live in Phoenix with my husband of 20+ years with our two boys who have no business growing up so fast, and more animals than I probably need. 

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