Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

More Artwork

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

February 21, 2022

This acrylic collage portrait is part of my ongoing series of Black Women of Distinction. Working from a reference photo and using my hand-painted acrylic papers, I began with a sketch and chose the pigments I felt best represent the author. more »

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold

February 9, 2021

This is a portrait collage that is part of an exhibit called "Black Women of Distinction". I began with one of my favorite artists, Faith Ringgold, because her quilts and paintings are similar to the artwork I am creating in acrylic collage. more »

Be Smart, Be Safe

Be Smart, Be Safe

June 12, 2020

This is more from my series of designs of the businesses in Valley Junction. The old theater is now a costume business and the old building is an interesting shape with the theater sign. more »

A-Okay Antiques

A-Okay Antiques

June 3, 2020

I love painting local scenes, and this watercolor is a continuation of the storefronts in Valley Junction in West Des Moines. In this particular scene, the yellow rocket ship above the door captured my attention along with the interesting array of objects inside the window. more »

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

May 26, 2020

My first watercolor since the COVID-19 outbreak is of Artisan Gallery 218. I love painting small local scenes, and this is a series I began since our gallery closed. I miss the daily work schedule and meeting new people every day who visit from around the country. more »

Mel

Mel

April 10, 2020

This painting continues my development into portraiture. This is a portrait of my sister who posed in a candid, comfortable sitting position. more »

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

April 7, 2020

This design is a continuation of my figurative series. I decided to maintain a background free of clutter and added a single flower to balance the design; it adds to the summer atmosphere and flip-flops she's wearing. more »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

April 3, 2020

This portrait is part of my women's series done in acrylic collage. This piece was completed to be part of the Suffrage show at our gallery. Justice Ginsburg is an important judge working for women's rights. more »

Votes For Women

Votes For Women

April 1, 2020

This figurative acrylic collage is a continuation of the Suffrage theme. These women are wearing the suffragist dresses and sashes declaring "Votes for Women." more »