Gallery Talk with Heidi Dixon

Gallery Talk with Heidi Dixon

Join Heidi Dixon, author of My Little Blue House: A Life-After-Love Story, at the Arts Council Gallery for a Gallery Talk! Joining her will be Illustrator Coleen Bradfield. Come meet the author and illustrator, hear excerpts from My Little Blue House, enjoy refreshments, and have a chance to purchase the book and have it signed.

From the book synopsis, “The death of a spouse changes everything. Living alone after the death of a spouse is bewildering. So many people have, are, and will have to do it – without knowing how. We cannot bring people back or change the past, but we can offer compassion, comfort and hope by trying to understand what it is like.”

My Little Blue House is geared toward those who have lost a spouse, but many have said it touched their grief experience with other losses, including divorce. It is based on the lived experience of 30+ members of Dixon’s weekly grief support group. Simply put, it is about grief and hope.

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Author Heidi Dixon

About the Author

Heidi Dixon

Heidi Dixon is a Kansas native and has been married to her husband Brett for 21 years. The couple has three teenage sons. Dixon has been a chaplain for 9 years and is a hospice chaplain with Acara Hospice. She is also pursuing my master’s degree in marriage, couple and family counseling through Lamar University and plans to graduate in December 2024.

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Photo of Coleen Bradfield standing in front of a blue, abstract, acrylic painting.

About the Illustrator

Coleen Bradfield

Coleen loves painting and exploring various mediums including mixed media, encaustics and resins. She often approaches painting in an intuitive manner where the focus is on layers of colors and shapes. Using fluid and heavy bodied acrylics with varying degrees of opacity is her preference as it allows her to play with composition and values which often combines the abstract and representational. Coleen has been painting zebras in acrylic and oil since the 1960’s and continues to enjoy incorporating patterns of nature, wildlife and birds, especially shore birds and owls in many of her paintings. While she still has times when she immerses herself in reality and her classical training, it is the process of creating and sharing that she loves.

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