Although Heath Claiborne works in a variety of mediums, watercolor is his favorite, and most of the pieces in this online gallery were produced in transparent watercolor. Rotating dozens of hake brushes and five gallon buckets of water to preserve color purity, layer after layer of of thin washes create the incredible luminosity of Heath's paintings. While the bulk of his work is generally rooted in realism, perhaps the most facinating aspect of Heath's art is his broad range of styles. Viewers are often surprised that such an ecclectic body of work was produced by the same artist.
Heath's art has appeared in national publications including The Artists Magazine and Southern Living, and many national exhibitions, including Watercolor USA, and the Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolor. He has won numerous Best of Show and First Place awards at juried exhibitions, including a Grumbacher Medal, and is a memeber of the prestigious Watercolor USA Honor Society.
A lifelong resident of East Tennessee, Heath currently resides in Maryville, Tennesseee, next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. His studio and gallery are uniquely located in the Historic Capitol Theatre and Coffee Shop
in Downtown Maryville.