Patricia Heal's still life photography is enchanting. Heal originally hails from Devon England but now spends her days living and working between her studio in New York and her restored farmhouse in Upstate with her husband and English bulldog, Amos. Not only has Heal worked with clients like William Sonoma, Anthropologie, Calvin Klein, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart but has also produced a number of fine art shows at various galleries in New York, London, and Salcombe, Devon. Her images are consistently vibrant, vivid, eye catching and often painterly in detail. Heal is motivated by the importance of sustainability and responsibility in respect to preserving our environment. Her most recent show in England featured the semi feral ponies of Dartmoor national park while she works to save these indigenous ponies from extinction. The images she took of our linens are rich, romantic and evocative of the sense of peace and reflection that comes with fall in Upstate New York.
- Coco -
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Grateful, Adventurous, Passionate.
How did you find photography? How has it evolved for you?
Well, actually, I feel photography found me and has become my lifelong love.
What is your creative process like?
It always starts with a pure thought then I am open to how it naturally evolves. Being intuitive and drawing on a history of visuals that comes from life's experiences ..
Where is home for you?
Upstate New York and the East Village with a smattering of trips home to Devon, England.
What inspires you?
Mother Nature and the great Masters.
What advice would you offer to your younger self?
Embrace every moment as it goes by so fast and trust your instincts.
What are you dreaming of?
Being able to live self sufficiently off the land and wanderlust.
And lastly working with Beverley Hyde and James Dunlinson is always a wonderful collaboration and seeing something organic come to fruition is so inspiring!