Heather Kerley is an artist and blogger living in Ramstein, Germany. She studied art at the Columbus College of Art and Design before earning degrees in literature and Middle Eastern Studies. She has worked as a copy editor at the Daily Star Newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon and as a Middle East Analyst working in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, she has returned to her roots as an artist specializing in painting and printmaking. She has exhibited her work in New York, the Washington D.C. area, and Florida. In 2012, she was a visiting artist at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. She has been an Etsy seller since 2011 and her work has been featured on a number of prominent art and design blogs including Design*Sponge, Buy Some Damn Art, and the Artsy Forager.
For Kerley, painting is a form of meditation leading to a deepened awareness of material, culture, myth, and memory. Both her hyperrealistic paintings of bread found in local German bakeries and her abstract paintings are born of a need for meditation and inner stillness. Her work is most inspired by small portentous objects, cherished spaces, and colors and forms found repeated in nature.