Professional Painter Discusses the craft

Long time friend and co-conspirator, Heather Moon has many avenues available to express her creativity. In this episode we are discussing her paintings.

We started our friendship back in Rockford Illinois in 2006 when we met at a mutual friends house discussing art, poetry and philosophy.

Heather comes from a long line of artists and has always been painting or participating in art in one form or another. It started with her painting alongside her mother, each of them using brushes and paint. She did her first art show in High school with her parents in an art shop window. Her first success was her senior year in high school where she competed and won an art scholarship for college. Heather’s experience in the art scene in Rockford has been much more positive as she has seen the growth and vibrancy whereas I saw the derth after the recession of the early 80’s.

Heather praises the Rockford Area Arts Council for creating the environment of collaboration and support vs competition.

(Podcast not supported by RACC, but we support their work.)

We take a little trip down memory lane for Cafe Esperanto where we attended poetry readings and drank rum and cokes and smokes clove cigarettes, Djarum to be exact.

Heather enjoys the scene now that it is more cooperative because she can get her work critiqued more honestly vs someone just saying oh that’s nice and not sharing their true feelings.

We discuss our first show together at Phoenix Traders in Rockford. Titled Kimo and The Moon Breakin the Rules. Here is the announcement. This was way back in Sept 2008.

Tim gets into a small rant about businesses not sponsoring this show.

Currently Heather is preparing for the latest Art Scene in Rockford with a number of totem poles.

If you want to see Heather’s stuff check out her FB page Viking Moon

We delve into Bob Ross and the impact he has on our lives and art.

First Fridays in Fredericksburg with he trolley is discussed and Heather promises a visit just for the trolley.

We discuss the pricing of art and what it costs to actually cme up with a decent work.

We get into an enthusiastic Satanic Seven Question Session with Heather, of special not is question #3 where Heather refuses to tell cashiers at Walgreens that she is an artist, Walgreens, yet another company not sponsoring this podcast, talk to the cashiers about this and make them sponsor us. Heather scores a respectable 7.5 out of a possible 7.0, yes folks another perfection or greater, how the hell did I only score 3. The judges are getting soft.

Heather’s final project would be a mural that brings harmony to the world, lets see how she does in season 2 with this mural.

Check out this episode!


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