Theresa Heidig RooneyVisit Website
I am obsessed with painting fish and the bowls that contain them. I love their graceful movement, vivid color and simple beauty.
I love the way light hits the body of a fish and creates a luminous glow, one that I am continually striving to capture on canvas.
The bowls provide endless inspiration as well. The prisms of light reflected on the glass rim or on the surface of the water present an exciting challenge to capture with paint.
For me, fish represent so many things - harmony, gracfulness, and tranquility, but also feelings of loneliness and isolation.
My painting ritual is a reminder to... just keep swimming...even when life feels hard and uncertain. It is possible to move through any situation with strength and grace and fluidity.