Naples artist Amy Moglia Heuerman paints what’s been termed “coastal abstracts.”
At least she did until that one day during lockdown, when almost unconsciously, she started painting a series of spaced-out, faceless, spiritual beings across the plane of her canvas. “The mood of the moment warranted it,” she says.
Creating the work was cathartic. It made her feel less alone. Three more pain tings in the series closed the space, portraying the other side of the quarantine coin: people spending time together at home. Still faceless, but more colorful and shown side by side, childlike and joyful, these subjects celebrate how the love of family sustains us in difficult times.
Heuerman has now returned to her stunning sea-and sky-scapes, but Distance continues to affect her work: “The painting gave me confidence. Every time you do something that’s different, that makes you reach, you’re reinforcing your gift.” -Chelle Koster Walton
“DISTANCE” PAINTING, BY AMY MOGLIA HEUERMAN