Heidi Chartrand is a self taught mixed media artist living in Metchosin, BC. Having worked with horses for most of her life, she finds inspiration from animals and nature. In 2016, Heidi started painting on bones, later learning to clean skulls, literally facing her fear of death. Canvases were often donated by farmer friends. She loves getting damaged skulls, that are less valuable to others, but allow for the most artistic interpretation.
Heidi Chartrand is a self taught mixed media artist specializing in painting on bone. She began painting on animal skulls in 2014 as a practice to express her inner chaos and focus her thoughts.
Heidi enjoys presenting unconventional pieces that provoke unexpected thoughts and experiences for her patrons. Having spent most of her life with horses, she draws inspiration from the patterns and shapes that occur and repeat in nature, from the macro representations in trees, leaves and petals, down to the micro. She tries to pull from the shapes and balance expressed by her preferred surface (skulls) to amplify their inner uniqueness and participation in the pattern of life.