Heidi Mckeown is a prolific abstract painter who is looking to share her love of art with others. She has a life long love of abstract art and interior design, specifically mid-century design.  She is known for her large, energetic and colorful acrylic paintings. In lieu of brushes, her favorite tools are large paint scrapers which are found at hardware stores. She also usually paints horizontally and believes in pushing the limits of her paint and of herself.  She jokingly referrers to her studio as a science laboratory and herself as the mad scientist, hence humor is a daily part of her journey.  She is primarily self-taught with a nod to several past and present artists whom inspire her, such as Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Hans Hoffman, Piet Mondrian and Gerhard Richter to name a few. Heidi is enjoying the challenge and rigors of being an emerging artist and it is her hope that you enjoy her website and that it will compel you to discover what kind of art speaks to your soul!

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" One must, from time to time, attempt things that are beyond one's capacity"

--Auguste Renoir

                                                                                                                                                   

Welcome to my studio and galleries! I'm so thankful for my space and for all the people who stop in. Here's a glimpse into what I've been up to! Cheers!                                                

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I’m very honored to be named one of DESTIG Magazines Top Emerging Artists for 2019! DESTIG is an international fine arts magazine located in London with a readership in 80 countries.( For more information please see my blog or google Destig)  Below is the first two pages of my interview. They did a great job! It’s so fun to see people from all over the world looking at my website. Hello to all of you and thank you for showing such interest and for such a wonderful show of support for my art! Cheers!

I’m very honored to be named one of DESTIG Magazines Top Emerging Artists for 2019! DESTIG is an international fine arts magazine located in London with a readership in 80 countries.( For more information please see my blog or google Destig) Below is the first two pages of my interview. They did a great job! It’s so fun to see people from all over the world looking at my website. Hello to all of you and thank you for showing such interest and for such a wonderful show of support for my art! Cheers!

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A big Thank You to the Minneapolis Scout Guide for inviting me to join them! It is a great guide if you are planning a trip to Minneapolis or even if you live here. Also a big thank you to photographer John Wagner.! It’s such a privilege to be a part of such a lovely publication.

A big Thank You to the Minneapolis Scout Guide for inviting me to join them! It is a great guide if you are planning a trip to Minneapolis or even if you live here. Also a big thank you to photographer John Wagner.! It’s such a privilege to be a part of such a lovely publication.

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Thank you to Pillar Homes and the home owner for asking me to fill their home with my art for the 2018 Artisan Home Tour. Every year builders open their doors to their new luxury crafted homes and it was an honor to be a part of it.

Thank you to Pillar Homes and the home owner for asking me to fill their home with my art for the 2018 Artisan Home Tour. Every year builders open their doors to their new luxury crafted homes and it was an honor to be a part of it.

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Thank you to the magazine Artful Living for doing such an excellent job with my ads. They are a pleasure to work with! This was for the Super Bowl that was here in 2018.

Thank you to the magazine Artful Living for doing such an excellent job with my ads. They are a pleasure to work with! This was for the Super Bowl that was here in 2018.

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Thank you to the Phipps Center in Hudson, it was a lovely show!

Thank you to the Phipps Center in Hudson, it was a lovely show!

Thank you to Artful Living Magazine for featuring me in “Inside the Artists Studio”. Such a fun magazine and so much fun to be a part of it! Cheers!

Thank you to Artful Living Magazine for featuring me in “Inside the Artists Studio”. Such a fun magazine and so much fun to be a part of it! Cheers!

Thank you Kelly Gallery for having my flags as part of your show! It was such a lovely event and so fun to be a part of! Cheers!

Thank you Kelly Gallery for having my flags as part of your show! It was such a lovely event and so fun to be a part of! Cheers!

Thank you to Martin Patrick 3 for having me as a guest artist for your fall inspired design event. Such a lovely evening! Cheers!

Thank you to Martin Patrick 3 for having me as a guest artist for your fall inspired design event. Such a lovely evening! Cheers!

So fun to be apart of the N. E Mpls Arts district fall show, cheers!

So fun to be apart of the N. E Mpls Arts district fall show, cheers!

Thank you to the White Bear Center for the Arts. It was a pleasure being part of your show.

Thank you to the White Bear Center for the Arts. It was a pleasure being part of your show.

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Thank you to the fantastic printing team at John Roberts for working the nine hours it took to make the lithograph print of “Anno Domini- Winter”. It was such a thrill to work with you and to have my print made by the same team that printed the Saint John’s bible. It was an extrodinary experience as was presenting it to the president of Saint John’s, Dr. Michael Hemesath. All the proceeds of the print sales will go to the art department at Saint Johns.

Thank you to the fantastic printing team at John Roberts for working the nine hours it took to make the lithograph print of “Anno Domini- Winter”. It was such a thrill to work with you and to have my print made by the same team that printed the Saint John’s bible. It was an extrodinary experience as was presenting it to the president of Saint John’s, Dr. Michael Hemesath. All the proceeds of the print sales will go to the art department at Saint Johns.

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Thank you to Saint John’s University for finding such a spectacular home for my painting “Anno Domini- Saint John’s Abby “. It is such a thrill to have it in your library that was designed by Marcel Breuer and resting over one of his original benches.

Thank you to Saint John’s University for finding such a spectacular home for my painting “Anno Domini- Saint John’s Abby “. It is such a thrill to have it in your library that was designed by Marcel Breuer and resting over one of his original benches.

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Thank you to the Phipps Center in Hudson Wisconsin for having my flag in your show. It was an exceptional show and such a thrill to be a part of it. And thank you to my family and friends for their support and love! Cheers!

Thank you to the Phipps Center in Hudson Wisconsin for having my flag in your show. It was an exceptional show and such a thrill to be a part of it. And thank you to my family and friends for their support and love! Cheers!

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Thank you once again to Martin Patric 3 for having my art as part of your Inspired by Design show. It’s always so fun to see how you incorporate my art into your designs. Cheers!

Thank you once again to Martin Patric 3 for having my art as part of your Inspired by Design show. It’s always so fun to see how you incorporate my art into your designs. Cheers!

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Thank you to MN Catholic Community Foundation for finding such a wonderful home for the Saint Paul Cathedral print. It is right at home in your boardroom! Cheers!

Thank you to MN Catholic Community Foundation for finding such a wonderful home for the Saint Paul Cathedral print. It is right at home in your boardroom! Cheers!

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Thank you to the magazine Artful Living for all the excellent ads they have placed for me. Here are a few to show what a great job they do!

Thank you to the magazine Artful Living for all the excellent ads they have placed for me. Here are a few to show what a great job they do!

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The BEST part of my studio and gallery are all the wonderful people who stop in for our shows! We have shows in our building usually the end of October, end of November and Art-a Whirl in the beginning of May. I’m not usually open for first Thursdays because of my travel schedule, but I always take appointments as a back up. Thank you thank you to all the fun people who have made this “job” so rich and rewarding! Cheers to YOU!!!

The BEST part of my studio and gallery are all the wonderful people who stop in for our shows! We have shows in our building usually the end of October, end of November and Art-a Whirl in the beginning of May. I’m not usually open for first Thursdays because of my travel schedule, but I always take appointments as a back up. Thank you thank you to all the fun people who have made this “job” so rich and rewarding! Cheers to YOU!!!