Writer, artist, and underwater fire-breather Heather Rigney likes to make stuff. Stuff with words, stuff with paint, stuff that’s pretty, and stuff that’s not. Heather’s stories reflect her dark, gothic childhood spent alone in the woods of northern Rhode Island.
Having discovered the works of both Stephen King and Clive Barker at the age of eleven, she started to wonder if she truly was alone in the woods, or perhaps not. The perhaps was what kept her up at night. Her imagination cranked out stories and dreams that she kept to herself. She was an strange child and didn’t need one more reason for the neighbors to cluck, “That Rigney girl is so odd …” But now that she’s comfortable with her oddness, Heather loves sharing her stories with you, dear reader.
Here's what to expect in a Heather Rigney story:
- A Dark Theme – Growing up surrounded by trees (and not people) will do that.
- Humor - This whole bio was written in third person by me. That’s funny, right? No? Then go read David Sedaris. That man put the fun in funny
- Rhode Island – It’s what I know, it’s where I live, and it’s a weird, little state steeped in fascinating, odd history
- Mythology – I love a good myth. I got hooked on Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology in fourth grade. I even made Mount Olympus out of papier mâché. (In case you were wondering, it was big, brown, and ugly.) I’m also a huge Star Wars fan. No, it wasn’t the hair buns, the light sabers, or the epic space battles that got me--it was the mythological archetypes.
In sharp contrast, Heather’s artwork is far less dark, and much more whimsical. She likes bright colors, textures, and the female form. Her signature artwork is easily recognizable--big-eyed girls with long necks and the occasional missing limb. Influenced by Amedeo Modigliani, Tim Burton, Gustav Klimt, and Frida Kahlo, Heather developed her own style of mixed media. She’s also been known to paint enormous paintings of donuts. After all, who doesn’t love a four-foot donut?
Feel free to introduce yourself. Have you read my work? Want to dish about it? Want to tell me all about your work? Please do, dear reader, and thanks for stopping by…