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Rick Heck
Solo Exhibition
Artist locale: Gilbert, AZ, USA
Style of work: Abstract
Subject matter: Nature
Medium: Acrylic

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"My paintings are a wondrous journey in search of colors and shapes that somehow capture a glimpse of the beauty of nature. Sometimes I get lost, but other times I find an undiscovered path for my viewers to experience what is in my heart." Rick

Artist Statement

I always loved creating new things. I began my creative experience with music.  Soon after learning the basics, I began composing my own songs. I ventured into jazz and improvisational melodies. I loved the freedom of taking what was in my heart and transferring those feelings and thoughts to my hands and creating something new.


 Painting is my passion. I use brushes, sponges, trowels, spatulas, knives, and many other objects to move paint around and to give the painting its texture. Whether it be landscape, seascape or abstract, my joy is seeing the shapes evolve into pleasing passages that fire the imagination of the viewer and capture the spirit it evokes.


Rick Heck was a school teacher for 35 years teaching many levels -  from kindergarten through junior college. His creative life began as a musician in rock bands and playing the piano in many diverse situations from weddings, background music and jazz. His quest for other creative outlets led him to painting. Rick is an award winning artist in watercolor, acrylic and other watermedia. Among his awards, he was recognized by Northlight Books and included Acrylicworks: The Best of Acrylic Painting in 2014 and 2019.

Virtual Show Dates: 
July 1 - 31, 2024

"Music and painting have always been perfect partners for me. Finding the right sound, blending appealing harmonies, and finding fascinating rhythms is an objective in both art forms. Accomplishing this makes for a familiar melody for all."  Rick

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