Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Chairs In The Jungle”

Chairs in the Jungle #135

Chairs in the Jungle #135

June 13, 2019

This composition is a continuation of my series of still lifes that I began back in the late 1980s. It is the variations of chair shapes that interest me, and by combining them with tropical plants or flowers I am able to create a unique design that is authentic to me. more »

Chairs Series #130 / Poppies

Chairs Series #130 / Poppies

May 17, 2018

Over the years I have painted more than one hundred of these chairs- and houseplants-themed watercolors. In this particular painting, I used photographs of a friends' chairs, and I wanted to do something a little different for the plants. more »

Soldiers & Sables Awarded Third Place

Soldiers & Sables Awarded Third Place

March 4, 2016

Marybeth Heikes recently received the Third Place Award for her watercolor painting Soldiers & Sables at the 2016 National All Media Show. Her subject matter includes chairs and paint brushes on a full sheet paper, 22” x 30”. This exhibition is currently open at the Octagon Center for the Arts until April 7. Ms. Heikes’ […] more »

Easels and Chairs

Easels and Chairs

October 8, 2006

My recent breakthrough has been painting on an easel — no easy feat with watercolors. It began last month when I was asked to do a demo in Des Moines. Having planned and penciled in a floral (a favorite subject) I decided it was a successful endeavor. The public was very receptive to watching, especially […] more »

“Chairs #122” Wins Top Prize

“Chairs #122” Wins Top Prize

September 23, 2005

Marybeth Heikes was awarded the First Place Cash and Ribbon Prize in the Iowa Watercolor Society’s 28th Annual Exhibition on Sunday, September 11. The exhibition was held at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The juror, Tony Van Hasselt chose 60 paintings from a total of 145. He will later select the awards and choose […] more »

Pine Rest Buys “Chairs in the Jungle”

Pine Rest Buys “Chairs in the Jungle”

May 12, 2005

Pine Rest Christian Health Services recently purchased two of Marybeth Heikes’ original watercolors for their offices in Urbandale. These watercolor paintings, from the “Chairs in the Jungle” series, are displayed in the patients waiting room located on 6200 Aurora Avenue. Marybeth’s “Chairs in the Jungle” series is an in-progress series she began nineteen years ago, […] more »

Heikes Named Top Watercolor Artist in Iowa

Heikes Named Top Watercolor Artist in Iowa

September 30, 2003

Marybeth Heikes was awarded the First Place Cash and Ribbon Prize in the 26th Annual Exhibition of the Iowa Watercolor Society on Sunday, September 21. Her winning entry, Chairs Series #120, is part of her well-established “Chairs in the Jungle” series which she began almost twenty years ago. She also received the Award of Excellence […] more »