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[Orchid Gallery Update] Heather McGinley

Heather McGinley
Dingmans ferry, PA. USA
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I have always had a fascination with art growing up. Whether it was
painting, drawing, or sculpting, I was obsessed, but it was not
until high school that I found my true passion of metalsmithing.
Shortly after, I lost my father to cancer, and went through one of
the hardest periods in my life. I will never forget the day my
jewelry teacher pulled me aside and told me “take all of what you’re
feeling, everything, and put it all into your art.” From that day
forward, I devoted all of my energy to art, and it became my
therapy. My creativity and my need to design was my savior.

I went on to study sculpture at Marywood University, and was lucky
enough to have the opportunity to study abroad. I soaked up the
culture and rich art history at SACI (Studio Arts Center
International) in Florence, Italy. I was blown away and truly
inspired by everything that surrounded me there, and found my
artistic vision. My designs are my interpretation of the line, form,
shape, and proportions of architecture that we see around us. I love
working with sterling silver, precious and semi-precious stones, and
little hints of gold.

I continue to work towards my goals of growing my business, teaching
others, founding my own studio, and establishing a scholarship for
future art students in my father’s name.

Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!

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