Heidi F Beal is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She works primarily in mixed media painting using photography and encaustic. Her art is content driven and explores concepts of fertility, our relationship with the common vital life force in all living things, and the edge where life meets death. Beal’s artwork often references nude studies, architecture, transparent forms, fertility symbols, and found objects. As evidence of one of nature’s most dramatic expressions of our planet’s life cycle, nests and eggs are especially present in her work. Current works have centered around how we internally carry our life force with us. This has led her to paint with encaustic onto translucent surfaces and illuminate the works from inside or behind the pieces.
BlueFin Gifts, located in the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, offers items for all ages with an eye for local art, gifts and jewelry that highlight local marine life, beaches and boating community as well as being mindful of sustainable materials that are friendly to the environment. BlueFin Gifts’ hours match the Museums - Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m./Sunday noon - 4p.m. and is free to the public. All proceeds go to support the non-profit Maritime Museum.