June in the garden painting - Heather Coen

Where: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park


In: Superior, AZ, 85173

Dates:  August and September 2014

Boyce Thompson visitors have a chance to see professional artist Heather Coen's newest work on canvas and paper, capturing summer scenes of flowers, plants and garden landscapes during her solo show in the on-site gallery.

"Trees from around the world intertwine their branches, hummingbirds and butterflies fly past and jasmine scents the air. Can a plein air artist find a more appropriate place to paint than at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in summer?" said Coen, a painter well-known in Colorado who relocated to Gilbert last year. Heather will be plein air                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 painting for a few sessions during the exhibit .

"It will be hard  to choose between the Demonstration Garden, Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden, or the Volcanic cliffs of Magma Ridge. I’ll have my oils, and will bring a set of pastels as well.  Coen is a member of the Visual Arts League of Gilbert, Arizona Plein Air Painters and Arizona Arts Guild; Oil Painters of America (also Pastel Society of America); Women Artists of the West and a signature member of both the Pastel Society of Colorado and Plein Air Artists of Colorado.  She was honored with "Master Signature"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       designation by Paint America Association.  For more info email