Artist member since 2018
Laura Heaney is a contemporary portrait artist and creator of the Observing Green project, based in Toronto, Canada. With drawing as her chosen media, Heaney’s primary focuses are her hyper-realistic portraiture, multimedia Observing Green project, with a secondary focus on large-scale acrylic painting. Her work has been represented in shows throughout Southern Ontario, the Canadian Maritimes, Quebec and New York. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 2007 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, majoring in visual arts and minoring in both history and art history, Heaney brings a combination of classical training and contemporary thought to the Canadian art scene.
When did you start making art, and why?
I've always made art, but I would say that I started to become quite serious about it in early high school, maybe even late elementary school.
Your favourite spot in Toronto right now
My backyard. I live in a small semi-detached bungalow in Toronto's east end with a spacious backyard, and it feels like I live in a cottage in the city. It's so calming.
When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...
Musician, Creative Thinker, Social Media Guru, Cyclist, Outdoors Enthusiast & Imagination Maker
Favourite artist(s) right now
Shaun Downey, Kelly Grace, Matt Durant, Joey Bruni, Troy Brooks
Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words
Intelligent, Whimsical, Humorous
What do you mean, “try”?
Try-before-you-buy with a 3 month rental. 100% of your rental payments go towards the purchase (interest free). Message the artist directly, and start the conversation.
Art made (truly) affordable
We make it easy for you to try art with smart payment plans and try-before-you-buy models.See How It Works
Artwork protection is included on all art rentals up to $5K. Our Customer Care team is always here to help.Contact Us
Unlock Trade Access
For industries including interior design, film/TV production, & real estate staging: rent original pieces that fit with your project vision, budget and timeline.Apply for Trade Access
1% from every transaction goes towards SKETCH WORKING ARTS.