Inspired by and artistic upbringing and the spectacular natural beauty of British Columbia, Caren Heine began showing as a professional artist at the age of fourteen. Primarily painting botanical subjects in watercolour, Caren is also known for the exquisite architectural and animal subjects which she creates in watercolour, acrylic, or pastel.
In 1979 the Federation of Canadian Artists elected her to the status of A.F.C.A., the youngest at that time to receive that honour. For the past three decades, Caren has been enthusiastically received in solo and group shows across North America, and with the Royal Society of Painters in Miniature in London, England. She has also exhibited in touring shows throughout Canada, the United States and Europe; sponsored by the Government of British Columbia, The University of British Columbia, the Federation of Canadian Artists, and the Canadian Nature Federation.
Her versatility and honed aesthetic have led Caren to apply her considerable skill to other artistic disciplines. She is a trained Interior Decorator, experienced muralist and illustrator, who has won multiple commissions from the Canadian Mint, two of which were produced as the world’s purest gold coins. Caren is also a sought-after teacher for classes and workshops.
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