Artist Statement


Heather Backmeyer creates high contrast, black and white abstract pieces that have impact. 

Described by Discover Art in The Valley creators as “delicate and powerful”.  Using the simple ingredients of powdered charcoal, India ink and stencils of geometric shapes, she creates detailed, layered, and intricate bursts contrasted by deliberate and thoughtful negative spaces.

The negative spaces in her work are often the focal point.  These spaces give the viewer room to breathe and are the resolved meditative spaces Heather is striving to achieve when creating art.

“Art focusses my overactive mind and then clears is as I create.  I know a specific piece is complete when I look at it and my mind is quiet and I feel at peace.”