“Painting is my medium for expressing spirituality, creativity, and life experiences,” Heather Gordon has said about her abstract, mid-size compositions. “I work in a spontaneous style, being in the present moment and open to what the paint does naturally. This practice makes my mind feel calm, tranquil, and luminous, just like a meditation.” Among her numerous inspirations is the Japanese concept of shibui, which prizes simple, subtle, unobtrusive beauty. This aesthetic is reflected in her paintings; each one features a harmonious interplay of colors, brushwork, and gestural marks recalling patchwork quilts. Gordon lives and works in the verdant hills of Northern California, and the textures and warm light of the region filter into her compositions. She has also incorporated influences from her travels, including textile patterns in Indonesia and crumbling walls faces in southern Italy and France.