Mixed Media Works on Paper, Paintings, and Prints

Reichenbach-Steegen, Germany · 84 Sales


Mixed Media Works on Paper, Paintings, and Prints

Reichenbach-Steegen, Germany 84 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner I will be traveling until August 11. Please visit again!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 28, 2016

I will be traveling until August 11. Please visit again!

Heather Kerley

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Heather Kerley


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tosagirl on Jul 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This painting is stunning! I couldn't be happier with it! It arrived in great condition from Germany in a timely manner. I will keep an eye on this talented artist. Thank you very much for your creativity!

Laura Carlson

Laura Carlson on Jan 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning and my new favorite piece of art in my home. This artist is a real talent...buy now while you can!


whatshername1 on Aug 29, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous work. Can't wait to frame it for my boys' room. This is why I love Etsy. Thank you, from Australia.

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Got some new listings up, finally. Sometimes I get so into the process of making these, I neglect that final step of finding them a home!

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It's all about experimentation and process. The torn pieces I left out this time might be useful in the next piece.

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So much inspiration pours out when I am using sketchbooks to experiment with new ideas. Often I will then create a more permanent piece as I did from this page. Follow the tag to see the listing in my shop!


Getting to the Root of Things

As a kid growing up in an Ohio suburb, I so longed to see the world I would spin the teacher's globe and pretend I had been born in some exotic location like Chad, Egypt, or Sweden. After college, I finally became the globetrotter I so wished to be, living and studying in the Middle East and traveling throughout Europe. My path eventually led me to a job in Washington and a life of D.C. traffic, deadlines, and the gray walls of my cubicle.

Feeling trapped once again in life, I had to ask, is this all there is? That's when I took the plunge into this creative life.

I am now a full-time professional artist. My artistic influences range from Flemish and Dutch still life painters to Joseph Cornell and Wayne Thiebaud. I love to experiment with different mediums and I allow the image itself to choose the means of communication. My purpose is to get to the core and essence of life through my creative work.

... Hence the name, "Pith and Root."

My work has been featured on:

The Neo-Trad
The Bright Side Project
The Jealous Curator
Artsy Forager
Buy Some Damn Art

Currently, I offer a limited number of photographic reproductions and cards and postcards featuring my work. I produced these products with the help of Roehricht Printing and Design in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany and Moo, a U.S.-based company with online printing tools.

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  • Heather Kerley

    Owner, Creator

    Hello and welcome! I am an American ex-pat living in Germany with my awesome husband. I work two jobs, one at a library and the other in my studio, where I set myself free to express all the crazy weird thoughts in my head.

  • Roehricht Printing and Design

    Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany

    A small, local printing and design business in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany.

  • Moo.com

    East Providence, RI, United States

    Moo.com is a U.S.-based online printing company with expert web-based tools that make it easy for users to reproduce their work onto cards and other products.

  • Sebastian Foster

    Austin, TX, United States

    Sebastian Foster is located in downtown Austin. The downtown studio doubles as a gallery space for original work and also as a studio for prints and print production.

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