Art is a catalyst, or a stage, where imagination can turn into a game of playfulness, manic streams and originality. I must state that the subject of art consistently surprises me and plays with my mind on purpose. The fact in my life is that I am addicted to art and reading huge books about creativity. My process of imagination illustration is a significant result of taking former experiences in a new direction.
Heather Deogracia has a strong history of manic creativivity, a sharp intellect and thriving in the Tri-City art population. For the last five years, she has exhibited her work in over 30 events for museums, galleries, fundraisers and restaurant venues. Originally a city girl of San Francisco, she moved to Midland to be closer to her sister 12 years ago. For the past four years, she has a very enthusiastic addiction to drawing realistic illustrations and a new technique of blind contour figure drawings. The best way to describe a blind contour drawing is to closing your eyes and taking a pen that never leaves the surface of the paper.
As a harshly educated woman, Deogracia spent five years earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Medical Illustration with double majors in Pre-Medicine and Fine Art at California State University in San Bernardino. One year ago, she made the front page news article in the Midland Daily Newspaper for her contour art and the recovery of a mood disorder of bipolar. Heather’s mark of recognition in the last three years include the Leadership of Bay County Achievement award, Art Letourneau Award for “Collaboration and Creativity in Community Support” and a three years of selection for the Legacy Trust Collection for the Grand Rapids Museum of Art. She is currently the Vice President, Blog Editor and Presentation Coordinator for the Midland Artists Guild. At this time, she is working on her first graphic novel, “American Princess: Born to Inspire a Nation” and continuing to spread her art pursuits to an attentive audience.