"My ideas are endless and I feel the constant push and pull to release them. It is my hope that I can share these ideas with you. To joyously transport you and transform you, if just for a moment." - Eric Heitmann
Eric Heitmann’s newest collection is a stunning fusion of pop art and the nature-inspired paintings that put him on the map. These remarkable artworks pay homage to his deep-rooted love for the environment and his unique approach to creating art.
Heitmann's watercolor paintings are nothing short of extraordinary. Instead of traditional canvases, he employs recycled sailcloth from old fishing and sailboats, embracing every imperfection and crease as part of the artistic narrative. Using natural dyes derived from flora and fauna, every color on his canvas is a testament to the beauty found in nature. To add an extra layer of depth and texture, he personally collects ocean water, infusing his artwork with the very essence of the sea through its salt.
Heitmann says that he has always been a creator, physically driven to release his endless ideas. He comes from three generations of artists. His current home belonged to his grandfather, who he feels guides him daily in his creation. Family art fills his home, providing a sense of place and identity. Heitmann hopes his vibrant use of color draws the viewer into his joyous, ethereal imagery, “a place where paint smiles”.
Heitmann's work was chosen as the poster for both the 2017 Westhampton Art Show and the 2017 Montauk Art Show. He made the cover of the 2017 edition of Artblend and was also a finalist in The Artist Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition. He travels across the country selling his paintings in high-profile art shows and fairs. Heitmann places high value on community––which he might describe as divine harmony.