About Heather Ritts
“I am a painter and jewelry designer with a lifelong curiosity and admiration of our oceans and the plants and marine life that call them home. My work is a reflection of my personal relationship with our ever-changing environment and is designed to evoke the sense of pleasure and peace that comes from being by the sea.
My process begins beneath the water’s surface where I capture images of the natural coastal habitat and source sea-glass that has been tumbled along the shore. I then translate these images and materials into paintings and pieces of jewelry that invite viewers to experience nature in a unique way.
Painting is a meditative practice that enables me to connect with our world and share my message in a way that words cannot. I don’t paint to escape, I paint to explore, and I invite you to join me in this journey. “