Artist Statement

I am a Minnesota artist who works in soft pastels, and I capture color and light in plein air studies, landscapes, and still lifes.

I create art in response to the joy and wonder that I experience in the world around me. I am inspired by nature–the dancing diamonds of falling snowflakes, the ripple of purple field grasses in the wind, the vibrant greens and pinks of a ripening pear, the blaze of autumn color.

I enjoy the pastel medium–sticks of pure, vibrant, color at my fingertips. I seek to convey the richness of color, design, and space of the natural world  into my paintings.

Heather Hultgren

Artist Background

Image_005Heather is a member of the Lake Country Pastel Society, International Association of Pastel Societies, and Outdoor Painters of Minnesota. She exhibits her pastels in Minnesota and out-of-state venues. Read more about Heather’s art and her blog at