Margaret Tylczak Heffelfinger has always shown a passion for comment and commentary. She wrote the skits for her high school cheerleader lead pep assemblies, was the cartoonist of her Stephens College newspaper and an award-winning advertising copywriter in Chicago and newspaper columnist on Vashon. She has an oft-neglected blog. But she has found the pen is not always mightier than the paintbrush.
When living in Minneapolis, she renewed her love of bright, not-found-in-nature colors at the Minneapolis Academy of Art and Design. While not as freeform as Mrs. Buzzard’s kindergarten classroom in Shelton, Washington, she found it liberating.
During the 18 years as co-owner of their gallery, over 700 of her paintings found a home with people
who embrace her dogs, cats, occasional sheep, and, oh, the stories they tell.
In addition to having her work at the Heron’s Nest, Margaret has representation in Austin, Portland and Minneapolis. She has contributed an image to VIPP and three images to Vashon Sheepdog Trials, which you occasionally see on a local back or chest.
She is grateful to be asked to be an exhibitor at Vashon’s prestigious Hardware Store Gallery, and thanks Melinda.
This latest body of work includes walruses, equally unexpected.