SHOWOFF Canopy Featured Artist: Heidi Stavinga

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SHOWOFF Canopy Featured Artist: Heidi Stavinga Heidi Stavinga is a self-taught artist who has been painting on and off all of her life.

"After taking a leap of faith and investing in a SHOWOFF Canopy I finally had my first art booth at Oktoberfest 2016 in Safety Harbor, FL." -Heidi Stavinga, Oct. 5, 2016, from her blog.

Heidi Stavinga is a self-taught artist who has been painting on and off all of her life. In recent years her discovery of Alcohol Inks reignited her creativity and passion for painting. Each work of art is full of rich color and depth. Though her subject matters vary greatly, her love of abstracts and color come through in each unique piece she creates.

Heidi Stavinga's alcohol ink art

To work with alcohol inks, the surface used needs be non-porous, like a glossy cardstock, glass, metal or ceramics. The reason alcohol inks don't do well with porous materials is they'll soak into the material and fade. The technique often includes applying a mixture of inks with felt pads, while some artists even blow it around with air! The final effect creates a colorful, polished stone/marble effect, with blending similar to watercolors.

Heidi says: "I am thrilled with my SHOWOFF Canopy, I love the skylight as it allows more natural light to showcase my art and the display panel walls make hanging my framed art so easy but shows like a professional gallery."

You can see more of Heidi's art on her website: Heidi Stavinga Studio.

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