Laura Heaney

Bio.

Laura Heaney is a contemporary portrait artist and creator of the Observing Green project, based in Toronto, Canada. With drawing as her chosen media, Heaney’s primary focuses are her hyper-realistic portraiture, multimedia Observing Green project, with a secondary focus on large-scale acrylic painting. Her work has been represented in shows throughout Southern Ontario, the Canadian Maritimes, Quebec and New York. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 2007 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, majoring in visual arts and minoring in both history and art history, Heaney brings a combination of classical training and contemporary thought to the Canadian art scene.

Ways I Work

Favourite artist(s) right now

Shaun Downey, Kelly Grace, Matt Durant, Joey Bruni, Troy Brooks

When did you start making art, and why?

I've always made art, but I would say that I started to become quite serious about it in early high school, maybe even late elementary school.

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

Intelligent, Whimsical, Humorous

Describe your home in 3 words

Cozy, Colourful, Homey

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Musician, Creative Thinker, Social Media Guru, Cyclist, Outdoors Enthusiast & Imagination Maker

Your favourite spot in Toronto right now

My backyard. I live in a small semi-detached bungalow in Toronto's east end with a spacious backyard, and it feels like I live in a cottage in the city. It's so calming.

Favourite medium

Pencil Crayon

Behind-the-Scenes

Lou

Drawings / Prints
10"L x 8"W
Laura Heaney

Rent: $35 / month
Own: $650

MC

Drawings / Prints
10"L x 8"W
Laura Heaney

Rent: $35 / month
Own: $650

Paul

Drawings / Prints
10"L x 8"W
Laura Heaney

Rent: $35 / month
Own: $650
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