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Another new gallery show

One Kiss, Frog Prince


I hung my fairy tale series of mixed media and assemblages recently. It feels like a fairy tale to me, being allowed to show my work in another Roanoke gallery. This one is special. 2nd Helpings is a gallery that represents more than 100 artists on a rotating basis. Artists receive a percentage of the sales for their work and all Gallery profits are donated to the Roanoke Rescue Mission to help provide the basics needed: food, shelter and medical attention.



This view shows Pandora’s Box, Cindy’s Slipper, Acts of Kindness and One Kiss, Frog Prince.






This view shows Slow Rider, Rose Red, and Red’s Wolf. Red’s Wolf was photographed to be the cover image of the current issue of Roanoke College’s Roanoke Review, an annual national  journal that publishes poetry and short fiction.

2nd Helpings gallery (and cafe) is at 1502 Williamson Road in Roanoke, Va. 

Just a few blocks past the Roanoke Civic Center.


Red’s Wolf

Red's Wolf

13″ x 17″  Red’s Wolf is an assemblage mixed media piece on canvas. The final piece in my fairy tale series (unless something compells me to continue); it is now my favorite in the series. As a very young child, my mother made me into Red Riding Hood for Halloween. It was my favorite costume. As an adult I relate to little red, turning away the wolf’s advances but being tricked when he disguises himself. It is the perfect innocence and wickedness story, where good triumphs over evil. It is my hope that my depiction shows the yin yang of the story, the need for both sides.

Red's Wolf

I used lightweight spackle to create the wolf and one of the trees. The other trees are made from sewing pattern paper. Red is simply a portion of a china doll head, and her red cloak is rag paper. The wolf sports a ragged coat including bits of old paintbrush.

Red's Wolf

By Heather Brush. For sale.

The artist, once upon a time.

Jack IN the Beanstalk

Jack IN the Beanstalk
9″ x 13″  Jack IN the Beanstalk is an assemblage mixed media piece that is part of my fairy tale series. On a box canvas, I created the beanstalk from light cardboard and bits of fiction. This was washed with acrylic. Jack is an antique plastic boy doll, dressed in a shirt made of book end paper and cotton pants. He holds a golden egg and a magic bean. At his feet are two more of each.
By Heather Brush. For Sale.