Spotlight: Heather LaHaise


Wanted to take a minute to showcase Heather LaHaise, currently showing at Slate Interiors on Central Avenue in my hood - Plaza Midwood.  If you are an abstract art lover and dog lover, she's right up your alley.  Meet Heather . . . hailing from Columbia, SC with her husband Jeff, son Walker and dogs Charlotte and Teeny.  I actually came across Heather, I want to say a year or so ago, when I saw her home in Apartment Therapy (here).  Her style in both her home and work is simply beautiful, clean, artistic, collected, nothing fussy, real.   Meet Heather . . .

photo courtesy of heather's site

photo courtesy of heather's site

 I love all these pieces . . Take a look and head over to Slate this month to check out in person.  Mekenzie went by the other day to shoot her current work showing.   I love the abstract mix of her pieces, most of these having a beautiful subtle pastel palette.  Imagine on a dark backdrop.  Being an animal lover, dogs especially, sign me up.  

A little bit more about Heather from her site . . . and read a little more here, from Dog Art Today.

Beginning with Snoopy as her favorite muse, Heather has been drawing and painting dogs since she was a child. She often chooses “the underdog” as her subject and equally loves rescue pups, senior dogs and strays. “Dogs have no pretense, just an innate desire to please and a lack of self-awareness that makes them beautiful.“
She attempts to balance abstractionism and realism in her portraits, using an expressive layering of paint and a graphic use of space. Planes of uneven color, gestural marks and calculated drips mark her style, and dogs are often the focus of the finished piece. While the dogs may give her a voice, she strives to transcend the singular category of dog art.
Heather’s work has been featured in the New York Post, Modern Dog Magazine and HGTV among several other publications. Many notable blogs such as Dog Art Today and Design Milk have featured her work as well.

Interested in a commission piece, you can contact Heather at


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