“Painting frees my mind of all the mindless noise and beckons me to listen to the whispers of color…”


Heather Karp is an award-winning contemporary artist, illustrator, and poet whose work features recognized landmarks, abstracted and expressed through her eyes and paintbrush, as well as New England landscapes that speak to her as an artist and poet.

Her work has been exhibited both locally and regionally throughout the United States in solo shows as well as invitational and juried exhibitions. Heather won 2nd place in Oil for her painting, “Hanging Blues,” at the 2010 Andover Art in the Park. Her oil painting, “Innocence,” was featured in North Shore Life magazine’s 2011 summer edition. In 2013, she broke a record at the Firehouse Center for the Arts having sold the most artwork of any other artists to date. She recently won an Honorable Mention for her illustration, “Life Connected,” at the Newburyport Art Association’s 2016 Fall Juried show.

Heather uses her painting and poetry as a platform to raise money and awareness for causes that personally touch her world—OCD & Mental Health, Brain Aneurysm Awareness, and Education & Literacy initiatives. As she continues to grow as an artist, her charitable giving will remain steadfast.

Heather’s work has been described as “bursting with color and life,” “full of intention and emotion,” and “emotionally conscious of the world around her.” She describes herself as an artist who enjoys seeing her environment through many different lenses and senses. She continues to stretch her artistic journey through abstraction and poetry—always learning and growing.