10: Heather Kirtland + Marissa Huber of Carve Out Time For Art

This episode has not one but two amazing Artist/Mothers featured! Both women discuss their means of making art while their lives are steeped with other roles and responsibilities. Both of these women have a long list of accomplishments and yet their humble and down-to-earth nature makes them so relatable. They share lots of wisdom, encouragement, and all about the partnership they created together that fosters a community of like minded creatives called Carve Out Time For Art!

Heather Kirtland is a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art and a recipient of The Maryland State Arts Council Grant. Heather intends to bring attention to the universal human condition by exploring emotional states through abstraction. She is also a very gifted portrait painter. Heather pursues her art career while also being a part time hairstylist and the primary caregiver for her two children. See more of Heather’s work on her website (http://www.heatherkirtland.com) and IG @heatherkirtland.

Marissa Huber is an Occupancy Planner by day, an artist by… all other hours of the day. Her work is inspired by moments in the mundane that she finds delight in, a shadow, leaf, or shape. She often works in patterns and with quick mediums like ink, pastels or digital drawing tools. Marissa lives in South Florida and is the Mama of two children. You can find more of Marissa’s work on her website (https://www.marissahuber.com) and connect with her via IG @marissahuber

Marissa and Heather started Carve Out Time For Art in 2015. Hear all about their original inspiration for the community and the journey they have been on as COTFA has expanded to include many projects and over 29,000 instagram followers (@carveouttimeforart)! https://www.carveouttimeforart.com

Unfolding, 36″x48″, acrylic on canvas, 2018 by Heather Kirtland
Heather in her studio with her two children
Jack, 8″x10″, acrylic on canvas, 2018 by Heather Kirtland
Studio shot of Heather working on encaustic
Adjust, 8″x10″, acrylic on panel, 2017 by Heather Kirtland
Marissa Huber nursing her daughter while viewing her art, 2018
Untitled, gouache on paper, 2017 by Marissa Huber
Marissa and her son Henry, first time making work after the birth of her daughter in 2018
Marissa Huber’s home studio
Marissa’s stunning work with her color inspiration

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