Valley residents may remember Heather Diodati from her high-energy Zumba classes, but recently she has been working on a different way of expressing herself: through painting.
On March 12, she will be joining with over 589 artists from 37 countries to mark the second edition of International Art and Found Day, by leaving several of her paintings in public spaces around Ormstown and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield for random individuals to find and enjoy. She will be posting clues on her social media accounts as to the whereabouts of her packages.
“I am so excited about this!” she exclaims, saying she just wants to give something back to the community. “I’ve been creating art since I was eight years old,” she explains, while admitting that as she grew older, she never wanted to sell her artwork. By participating in Art and Found Day, she hopes to be able to bring some joy and positivity to those who find her paintings. She is passionate about landscapes, seascapes, and sunsets, as well as birds, animals, abstract, and more recently fibre sculptures.
Diodati is hopeful that other local artists may join her in taking part in this movement. For those who find her packages, she would love to receive an email or a post on social media, so she knows the pieces were found. Just look for the brown packages with the logo ‘He Di Studio’ Art & Soul. (SR)