Artist Statement

To recover is to rediscover.

I awoke alone one morning and found that I’d tried the wrong media, in an effort to paint over my sorrows. 

I longed to be a child again, a time before I knew ghosts or regret. I picked up my cast-off pens and brushes, and my burden lightened. 

I began to see past the changes and mistakes in my life. I transformed into myself: a hopeful kid with a crayon in hand, wishing to make the world a tiny bit happier and more beautiful, one doodle at a time. 

My work aims to bring us together to a playground where we can set troubles aside and rest in the wild, swirling, colorful world around us and the joys which have been there all along.

Collage of 5 Heather Cappel acrylic paintings in progress