I have always created art. As a small child I learned to read early and my love of words was born. Reading
spawned images and creations inside my mind; words have always been a reliable and dependable muse. All my
artwork is a direct result of my encounters with powerful words. I was lucky to be born in a time of technological
explosion. Men were landing on the moon, and we were watching it happen on television at home. We didn't’t
have cable T.V., video games, or cell phones. The world of imagination and books was an escape; a refuge for an
ever changing and more complicated world.
Creating art for a living started with a thrift store table, a handful of cheap acrylic paints, and a life changing
illness. I needed something to help me translate my experiences as a human being, to take what was happening
and turn it into something productive and beautiful. I painted that table, and many more furniture items in the
years that followed. I still enjoy painting furniture, but my creative energies needed more freedom than
furniture/recycled items would allow. I moved to canvas as the primary form for my expressions after the first
few solo shows of art & objects d’art; and so my mixed media work bloomed. From there, it was a small leap to
oil painting and the challenge of mastering the different mediums that most interest me. That was years ago,
hundreds of artworks have been created and sold since then; it’s now ten years later and I am still curious,
inspired and determined.
When I am finished with a work my strongest desire is to share it with the world. I love learning how other
people interpret my works, and what people discover and resonate with in my work. I do not have answers to any
of the problems of this life/reality; with my art, I uncover the important questions that need to be asked.
When I am working in studio, I discover a place where mind, body, spirit connect. This connection allows my
work to flow from a place of pure inspiration, curiosity, and discovery. I work for the joy of it,
I work to create a world of my own,
Welcome to my world.
Heather Brown-Truman, BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Bay City, MI.
Updated: March 2013
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Consignments NW, Beaverton Oregon
Local art fairs, random group shows, and retail
Sales to corporate buyers and private art agents
Eye of the Art.com
Began www.badkittyartstudio.com - personal web site
2003 years body of work sold out completely.
A total of 75 works were offered for sale.
Consignments NW, Beaverton Oregon
February * Primary Elements Gallery
Cannon Beach, Or. Gallery Representation-group showing
August * The Newberg Gallery and Art Walk
Featured artist – solo show* Newberg, Oregon
September * The Café Calabria* Lake Oswego, Oregon
October * The Mo Joe Coffee Lounge
Solo Show * Portland, Oregon
October * The Soaring Crane Gallery
Pacific City, Or. Gallery Representation-group showing
November/December * The Art of Décor- private art agent/shows*PDX metro area
2004 years body of work sold out.
103 works were offered for sale total.
May * The Peanut Gallery & Seattle Art Fair
Seattle, WA. – Solo Show
May * PCC Sylvania Theater Production “Lysisteria”
Group Show*Portland Oregon
June * Starting June 1st, Featured artist in the online gallery show: 7th Annual Collage and
International Juried Online Art Exhibition see the show at:
www.upstreampeoplegallery.com it will run for one year.
July * The Tin Shed
Alberta Art Walk, Portland Oregon
Featured Artist-Solo Show –Fairy World Debut
August * SLUG.com acceptance Seattle, Washington *
November * The Mo Joe Coffee Lounge
Portland Oregon – Solo Show
2005 closed with 118 Originals offered for sale and the sale of 108 original works.
January 2006 * Opening and official release for sale of the Fairy World series (13 original
works with some fine art prints available)
Published art and writing in the following online Publications between the months of January
06 - March 06:
“The New One” essay and painting,
The Healing HeadQuarters.com: “The New One”
The Goddess Quarterly.com: “The New One”
The Noyse.com for Featured artist Spotlight on “Secrets”
EBSQ featured Artist of the day: spotlight on my recycled artworks
http://www.ZaadZ.com as an “Ambassador” or Founding Member & currently popular
BAD! Kitty Art Studio Artist Blog Hits It's 7,000th subscriber
StoneWall Society Pride in the arts Festival June 2006 Virginia
April * Community Art Center Gallery * Mixed Media/Fairy World Show- SOLO
July * Divine Intervention Show *Juried Group Show* Fort Collins Colorado
July * Ann Arbor Emerging Artist Select * Juried Event
October * Sketchbook Project * Atlanta Georgia * Juried Group Show
September-October * The Hub* Danville, KY* Solo Show
BAD! Kitty Art Studio Blog hits 22,000+some subscribed/ & readers
March- April * Doodles Gallery * Flemingsburg, KY* Solo Show
February * Darklight Gallery * Springfield, MO * Group Show
March - September * working on my collections and extra large works for private commission
for public art.
Born in Southern Florida in late 1969, Heather Brown-Truman split her childhood between Florida and the West
Coast of the United States. From a very early age, her creative mind was inspired by powerful words and
images, and she soon began to create art from them.
Her art career began 15 years ago with recycled furniture and objects d’art. She quickly graduated to oils and
mixed media works on canvas. Since then, this self-taught, risk-taker has become internationally recognized
and collected; her works are known for
their skillful play of light and shadow, bold colors, Spiritual Resonance and her whimsical
sense of humor.
The artist uses powerful quotes that inspire and are the muse for the creation process.
The artist currently resides in Bay City, Mi.
With her life partner, their 2 teenage sons, 2 little dogs, and 3 very bad kitties.
BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Bay City, Mi.
Studio appointment hours 1:30 pm – 9pm EST