Heather Michelle Bjoershol: Fantastic Floral Expressions
Item 03-Heather Michelle Bjoershol, Friday February 24, 12:30PM CST
Spring is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it’s vibrance by painting your favorite floral snapshots! Learn how to use a few special brushes tocreate stunning pastel and heavy oil interpretations of flowers. You’ll learn some tips ofthe pros using paper textures, and see how a few easy tweaks will transform your brushes into masterpiece rendering tools! This webinar may also be applied to still lifepieces, portrait props, and more! You don’t need any organic painting experience to follow along. Heather will be demonstrating in Painter 11 and Painter 12.
Heather Michelle Bjoershol was born with a paintbrush in hand. From early on she would paint anything with any medium within reach.
In 2004 at her first PPA competition Heather’s work won her top honors in her PPAstate convention and a Loan Collection print later that Summer. Having worked in high end studios for several years in production, marketing, and sales, Heather decided to create her own business, HeatherThePainter.com where she offered top of the line digital artistry wholesale to photographers and labs worldwide. In Decemeber, 2005, two of her portraits, “Little Miss“ and “Not a Girl, Not Yet aWoman,“ were chosen for Ballistic Publishing’s “Painter“ book. Among thousandsof entrants only a 135 artists were chosen to represent the world’s most talented digital painters. In 2006 Corel has used Heather’s image “Little Miss” in their photography magazine ads in North America and Europe. In February of 2007, Corel named Heather as one of their Painter Masters and has included several of Heather’s paintings in their advertising for Painter X and XI. Her painting, “Blue”was featured on the back of the Painter X packaging and can be seen in variousmagazines as their ad image all around the world. Several of her paintings arefeatured in Painter XI’s advertising and within the program’s revolving gallery. Heather has been interviewed and featured in various magazines such as After Capture, The Official Corel Painter Magazine, French Photography, and DigitalPhoto Pro UK. Many paintings of Heather’s are featured in PPA Loan Collection books over the last 6 years.
In 2011 she taught an all day seminar at Imaging USAin San Antonio, TX on how to utilize Painter to create Impressions of John Singer Sargent. Heather has been teaching Corel Painter at workshops and PPA affiliateschools for the last five years. In 2011, she completed her Masters Degree in Electronic Imaging. Her thorough and easy-to-follow Corel Painter tutorial DVDsseries “Breaking Out of the Box” have received rave reviews. In 2012 Heather will receive her Master Artist degree from the PPA.
“Heather is a wonderful teacher. Any time you have a chance tolearn from her, I highly recommend doing so. You will learn a lot.”
-William Branson III
M. Photog., Cr., F.Ph.
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