A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Heather Blume graduated with a BFA summa cum laude in Painting from the University of North Florida in 1992 and an MFA cum laude in Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 1994.
Blume focuses on creating metaphorical and archetypal figurative drawings, paintings and sculptures in mixed mediums. These works reflect her concern with environmental and human conditions.
Her work has been exhibited nationally in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, as well as internationally in London, England, Paris, France, and Weimar, Germany. She is the recipient of several art awards and grants including a Florida State Grant, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, and three grants from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Regionally, her work has been exhibited at and collected by the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Cahoon Museum of American Art. Internationally, her works are included in the permanent collections of the British Museum, and the Royal Coin Cabinet of Sweden in Stockholm.
Blume maintains a teaching career in tandem with her studio practice; instruction is based on combining western art academic fundamentals with intuitive artistic processes.
Figurative Oil Sketches, oil on canvas board, 14×11 (above) and 11×14 (below)
Mixed medium, 12″H x 8″W x 4″D
"Figurative Relief Sketches"
Ceramic, 10.5″H x 8″W x .25″D (left) and 10″H x 4.5″W x .25″D (right)
Ceramic sculpture and waxed linen thread, 13.5″H x 9″W x 4″D