Laurel Hecht

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio during the mid 50’s through early 70’s and returned there later in life. I have degrees from two art schools; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Croydon College of Art in Croydon, England. I have also lived, sold and showed my art in Santa Fe, NM, Ithaca, NY, New York City, NY, Cleveland, OHnow in Delray Beach, where I live with my wife of 25 years. 

Favorite subjects for me right now are flowers, and landscapes that are close to my home. I paint them into life as a piece of my story. These bouquets and near surroundings have qualities that are important in my life right now: quiet because right now chaos is not in my wheelhouse; gentle because anything too bold feels intrusive and interferes with my ability to drift off into creativity. Living right now, I need to process all that is going on around me by painting quiet and gentle pieces, enabling me to balance things out.  

In making art, I feel a familiar comfort, without outside judgment. I think about the many things in my life, and eventually those things drain off, and I am just concerned with the painting.  



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There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated to you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
~ Martha Graham

Laurel Hecht - artist
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