Dear Collectors, Artists and Friends,

       This website has been developed for those of you who 
                 * wish to know about me and my family's involvement in art,
                 *are researching my Dad, Clyde Heron,
                 *want to view or purchase my artwork,
                 *need information about my demonstrations, lessons, workshops,
                    commissions, jury services, etc.

                                                             Thank you for visiting,  Fritzi Heron

My name is Fritzi Heron.
   I am an artist who has been blessed to receive awards for my watercolors, art instruction and community service.  I am sometimes referred to as a Western Artist. 

    As a native West Texan, I strive to record the humor and sensity of our residents in my work in order to share our spirit with the outside world. My involvement in art started due to being raised by community minded artists (Clyde and Feleceia Heron) who saw West Texas as special.  They exposed me to the concept that sharing your talents to help others can be very fulfilling.  Through them I had the opportunity to meet wonderful artists, musicians and community leaders.
    I fell in love with watercolor back in junior high while painting outdoors with my Dad.  His influence was reinforced by my public school teachers, Sonya Haynie and Judy Griffin.  Watercolor’s capricious nature, shimmer and transparency captured my heart. I found that it was the medium that allowed me more flexibility in style and expression.
    ​I am currently working as a full time studio artist who continues teaching through demos and workshops. As an artist and teacher, I have been fortunate to be acknowledged for my work through numerous awards and invitations. As a Signature Member of the APA, I was delighted to have one of my paintings highlighted in an article in the Western Art Collector magazine. I have exhibited in six states and wonderful facilities. In addition to formal studies, I have enhanced my skills through professional artists’ workshops such as Naomi Brotherton, Artleta Pech, Tom Knapp, Douglas Walton, Warren Taylor and Ken Hosmer.  

Memberships: American Plains Artists (Signature Member), Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (Signature Member), West Texas Watercolor Society, American Women Artists, Watercolor Horizons Group, Portrait Society of America, Midland Palette Club
     Since I have always enjoyed expanding my skills and experience while assisting others in discovering their creative powers, I was blessed to serve as an art teacher at Permian High School for 23 years. During my teaching career, I had the opportunity to work with others to create opportunities for students to attend workshops, exhibit their work and compete for scholarships. I also became involved in West Texas Watercolor Society, Watercolor Horizons Group and American Plains Artists. The artists in these organizations helped me understand the need to actively promote the arts.