My work has a strong illustrative element.  My aim is to tell a story that the viewer can escape into or wonder about.  I have always been captivated by art with a narrative.  I aspire to give my artwork a voice to captivate its viewers as well.  As a local Poulsbo Artist, I find constant inspiration from my beautiful surroundings.


My preferred medium is Oil.  I love the traditional nature of it and the whimsical subtleties it offers.  I am inspired by the work of the old masters with their focus on storytelling and accurate rendering.  I also embrace today’s new styles and materials.  I like to try to meld the two. I am a big fan of contrast in all forms.


My most formal training came from extensive study at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, where I learned a lot about traditional painting and drawing techniques.  Capturing the essence of the world I live in, with a nod to the old master’s superior craftmanship and propensity for storytelling, is at the foundation of the art I make today.

Heather Stadler

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18804 Front Street NE  

Poulsbo, WA  98370


Tel: (360) 930-8459

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