Presse exhibits her work through Lord Nelson's Gallery, representing
both her original paintings and printed reproductions. Through the
use of dramatic lighting and rich color, Heide Presse paints a story
of the places and people that are most important to her. Sprinkled
throughout these images are the objects that she enjoys collecting.
There is something about the character of older things that engages
her imagination. She loves
exploring antique markets and is constantly on the lookout
for interesting architecture, old-fashioned gardens and
vintage clothing pieces.
Heide is always
quiet beauty in life. "When people view my work, I'd like them to
be reminded of the blessings that God
has given us. Whether it is a breathtaking landscape, or a child
holding a simple flower... we all should slow down and take notice
of our surroundings and enjoy the small moments
in our lives, because they pass all too quickly."
Heide is married and has a son and lives in Tampa Florida. She has
a Bachelor of Fine Arts and has worked as a commercial artist. Her
paintings have been juried into the Arts for the Parks Top 100,
where she has won the Region I, Founders' Favorite, Collectors'
Choice and San Antonio Missions National Park awards. Her work has
been shown in the National and American Watercolor Societies and
she has been featured in numerous publications, having been named
Artist to Watch by US Art and Wildlife Art magazines.