Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Henhouse Roost

Henhouse Roost

April 25, 2022

This design is a colorful acrylic collage of some henhouse chickens. I used my imagination to create the barn, inspired mostly from my old photo collection, and cut the shapes from my hand-painted acrylic papers. more »

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 »

Woodman Hollow

Woodman Hollow

March 31, 2022

I based this on one of my watercolor prints of a barn in southeast Iowa that I painted many years ago, but I redesigned the composition using big, simple shapes and edited as I worked. more »

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

March 24, 2022

This acrylic collage is part of my Black Women of Distinction project. It features our vice president, Kamala Harris. more »

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

March 17, 2022

This portrait is part of my Black History collages that I began a year ago. I chose to paint Oprah because she encourages people to read more, and I think that is very important. more »

Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill

March 14, 2022

This portrait is part of my Black History Month series featuring important women of color. I chose women who have inspired me, and I plan to add to this portrait series. This painting features Gwen Ifill, journalist and newscaster. more »

Simone Biles

Simone Biles

March 10, 2022

This is a portrait of Olympic medalist Simone Biles. I created this for my series of notable Women of Color for my exhibition in February 2022 for Black History Month. more »

Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla

March 7, 2022

This is a collage of astronaut Kalpana Chawla. It is part of my Women of Color exhibit from February 2022, a collection of women who have inspired me and others. more »

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

March 4, 2022

This is an acrylic portrait of Amanda Gorman. It is part of a series I am currently working on for my Women of Color exhibition in February 2022. more »