Heidi Farina | Heidi Farina Art
My art is inspired by Pacific Northwest landscapes: mountains, forests, and sea. I began university majoring in Fine Art, focusing on Oil Painting and Sculpture. After moving from Ohio to Wyoming, pulled towards two different passions, I majored in Ecology and minored in Fine Art, while teaching snowboarding at A-Basin every weekend.
While I ended up in Ecology/Genetics as a full time career for 15 years, my love art continued and meshed well with my love of mountain state ecology and adventures. In the past 15 years I have moved from NY to CA to WA, with mountain and ocean terrain guiding my activities and shaping my inspiration source along the way. Eventually that inspiration lead me full circle, to a full time art career.
The western states terrain are rugged, remote, beautiful, and awe-inspiring. Whether I am hiking miles to see a glacier, tearing down fresh powder on the tallest mountains, or kayaking in the Salish Sea, I always leave the each activity reminded of how small we are in the world's ecosystem and how precious these places are. These experiences and feelings are what inspires my art; that feeling of awe and reverence for the environment we have.
My wish is to share with you some of the most beautiful, remote spots in the world through y art and help foster an appreciation for preserving these sacred places.