Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Stunning Still Lifes

Gerberas & Chairs

Gerberas & Chairs

April 18, 2022

This acrylic collage is a continuation of my series of chairs compositions I began in the late 1980s. ISince then I have challenged myself with different chairs, shapes and backgrounds. more »

Northwind Poppies

Northwind Poppies

April 11, 2022

This acrylic collage is part of my still life project for a joint show at Artisan Gallery 218. This design is a continuation of my Chairs series I began in the 1980s. more »

Spring Lattice

Spring Lattice

March 4, 2021

This painting is an acrylic collage created for my joint show in October 2021. My chairs series has evolved over the years, and began with watercolors. I have combined this subject matter with sunflowers, in a square format. more »

Bearded Iris in Purple

Bearded Iris in Purple

January 19, 2021

My inspiration for this painting was the frilly bearded irises in our garden. Beginning with numerous sketches from life, I chose the deep purple hand-painted collage papers from my stash and began cutting the large petal shapes of the iris. more »

Spring Party

Spring Party

September 17, 2020

This bouquet is a combination of pink and red peonies, deep purple Japanese irises and some feathery Baptisia. It speaks of spring and the first flowers to appear in the garden. more »

Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

August 5, 2020

I am continually inspired by big, bold sunflower shapes and colors -- the design possibilities are endless. Floral compositions are cheery and uplifting to me, especially during this time of the pandemic. more »

First Irises

First Irises

April 21, 2020

After a long winter followed by the pandemic we are experiencing now, I was inspired to paint some of my irises. Flowers are so fresh and have vivid colors that lift one's spirits, especially at this time. more »