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Lucia Heffernan, 1966 | Yoga Chicks

"My body of work is an expression and exploration of my lifelong fascination with animals.
Through my paintings, I seek to give animals a voice and a personality, while making light of our uniquely human existence. By imagining what animals might do if put in human situations, I stage tableaus that shine a spotlight on both their innocence and raw instinct.
This collision between animal and human sensibilities creates a whimsical, theatrical, and often humorous world that viewers can relate to on an emotional level.
A graphic designer by trade and an oil painter by design, I am continually experimenting with different styles of contemporary realism that balance my artistic sensibilities, technique, and unique sense of humor.
As I evolve, what remains constant is my respect for the animals that inspire me, and my desire to bring a smile to the face of every viewer" - Lucia Heffernan.



Lucia Heffernan is an artist design, born in Taiwan. Lucia learned to paint and draw from her mother, a watercolor artist and teacher.
After graduating with honors from Binghamton University in Fine Arts and Design, she established LDD, a multi-million dollar award-winning design agency, at the start of the Internet boom.
In 2000, Lucia moved to Utah, where her creative focus shifted from digital design to oil painting.
She has won numerous local and national competitions and her work is widely collected throughout the western US.
She is a member of Oil Painters of America and the Society of Animal Artists.

Lucia Heffernan believes laughter is the best medicine. Inspired by her love of animals, she creates whimsical, humorous and distinctive works of art in oil.
Her imaginative works feature everything from monocled high-society ostriches to rabbits driving carrot cars and trench coat-wearing hound dog private eyes.
By placing animals in uniquely human situations, Lucia paints a playful world where animals do everything we do.









Lucia Heffernan è un'artista del design, nata a Taiwan. Lucia ha imparato a dipingere e disegnare da sua madre, acquarellista ed insegnante.
Dopo essersi laureata con lode alla Binghamton University in Fine Arts and Design, all'inizio del boom di Internet ha fondato LDD, un'agenzia di design pluri premiata.
Nel 2000, Lucia si è trasferita nello Utah, dove la sua attenzione creativa si è spostata dal design digitale alla pittura ad olio.
Ha vinto numerosi concorsi locali e nazionali ed il suo lavoro è ampiamente raccolto negli Stati Uniti occidentali.
È membro di Oil Painters of America e della Society of Animal Artists.


Lucia Heffernan crede che la risata sia la migliore medicina.
Ispirata dal suo amore per gli animali, crea opere d'arte ad olio stravaganti, divertenti e distintive.
Le sue opere fantasiose includono di tutto, dagli struzzi dell'alta società con il monocolo ai conigli alla guida di auto di carota e agli investigatori privati di cani da caccia che indossano trench.
Mettendo gli animali in situazioni unicamente umane, Lucia dipinge un mondo giocoso in cui gli animali fanno tutto ciò che facciamo.