Category Archives: mixed media

On the Line

On the Line

“On the Line” is a 4′ x 7″ mixed media assemblage by Heather Brush.

detailThe birds on the wire are made of upcycled antique Remington typewriter keys and key pads, wire, and wire ribbon. The background is collaged of bits of pages from antique children’s books.



Healing Angel


IMG_8081 Healing Angel is an altered book piece. She is roughly a foot tall and rotates on her stand. Created from an antique home medical reference book, her feathered wings are aged pages of obscurity.  Created by Heather Brush  IMG_8074IMG_8076 IMG_8079 IMG_8083

Silver Moons Rising

Silver Moons Rising








These owl-ish pieces are little bits of Halloween fun. Each is 5″ x 5″ and ready to hang. Mixed media on canvas, the works are comprised of acrylic, layered sewing pattern paper, oil pastels, and spackle medium.

Owl Guard You










Who’s There?










Hoots Watching











Meow Moon








Meow Moon is 8″ x 10″ and is also a mixed media piece on canvas, ready to hang. The same process was used as in the owls except for the addition of the cat, a found object that I modified and painted.

By Heather Brush, for sale at One Block East Gallery in Roanoke, VA.


Red’s Wolf takes the cover

Red’s Wolf takes the cover

Red’s Wolf is a mixed media piece I did among my fairy tale series. She currently hangs with some friends in the 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke, VA.  Earlier this year I was asked by Dr. Paul Hanstedt at Roanoke College for the use of her image on the cover of their annual national journal, The Roanoke Review. Of course, I agreed!







The original:

As a cover girl, little Red has a certain innocence, yet she boldly holds her ground to the presence of her wolf. Life is like that.

Red’s Wolf is for sale, as are copies of The Roanoke Review.

Hoots Out There

Hoots Out There

SOLD!  A series of mixed media canvases for Halloween. 8″ x 10″, 4″ x 12″, and 5″ x 5″. I found the owl trivets at my local Goodwill and had to bring them home. My grandma had these in her kitchen; she loved owls, and seeing them brought back memories of sitting at her table while she drank coffee, hot pot on an owl trivet.

These are canvas pieces, ready to hang. Underlayers are covered with dress pattern paper, which also helped mold the trees. Top layers add to the depth of the sky.

For sale, by Heather Brush.

Gallery Move

Heather Brush’s art

The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road in Rocky Mount, VA, had the opportunity to move into the bigger of two buildings it owns. I took the opportunity to help the owner and our friends move the works of the artists, though I certainly did a lot less work than the others!

My display is just inside one of the entryways! Sweet spot.

Go check it out on Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.

Azure Obscured

Azure Obscured

4″ x 8″  Azure Obscured is a mixed media canvas I did in experimentation of color and texture. I was inspired by the fall blue sky and a song Regina Spektor sings about the color blue. This piece uses acrylic, modge podge, pattern and tissue papers, oil pastel, chalk and pencil.

Azure Obscured


Azure Obscured

I love playing with color; no color is purely one. By Heather Brush. For sale.

This piece is posted for day 28 of Art Every Day Month.