Local muralist and favorite daughter of the Tri-Cities, Heidi Elkington opened a new art show exploring themes of life and death and the celebration of both. Heidi is an artist who loves living and working in Tri-Cities. She paints in a variety of mediums, including acrylics, oils, and watercolor on canvas, wood, metal, and on buildings. Heidi states, “I am inspired by life and I am equally inspired by death. I want to live in a way that makes me proud to die. My art is my expression of love for this fleeting and profound experience.”
Her techniques vary and for this show she has employed them all. Most of the paintings were created using a loose and carefree style - childlike and fun, painting for the joy of it. “No subject is too low, no idea too farfetched, I want to paint everything before I pass away,” said Heidi.
DrewBoy Creative founder Davin Diaz states, “Her personal challenges have become the subject of all her work. Painting is the way Heidi come to terms with her ‘human-ness’ allowing the audience to connect with her.”
The art show will also feature live music, an art raffle, a Dia de los Muertos altar, and the audience is encouraged to dress up to celebrate Halloween.
“This art show means an opportunity to explore my mortality and ultimately rise above the fear of death to a greater understanding of life,” said Heidi.