2022 Emerging Artist
Heather Rippert is a fine artist, living and working in Clearwater, Florida. Growing up an only child, she discovered a magical world to disappear into every time she picked up a pencil or paint brush. Michael Mulhern, her high school art teacher and mentor, was instrumental in her artistic development and love of water media. Her masterful and sensitive watercolors explore the vast beauty of the natural world, emphasizing light and mood. Rippert is keenly interested in expressing and capturing that which lies beneath the surface through her luminous paintings. Her work dances between representational and atmospheric abstraction.
Ms. Rippert received a BFA from Maryland, Institute, College of Art, and, while there, was hand picked to attend a semester abroad at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Rippert’s work is continually selected for exhibitions statewide and beyond. She was nominated Creative Loafing Best Local Visual Artist in Tampa Bay 2017, is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, member of The American Watercolor Society, and was featured on Great Day Tampa Bay Live in 2019 about her Solo Exhibition, ‘Transitions’ at TECO Public Art Gallery.