“Simple yet complex. Evocative rather than descriptive. My paintings describe place and subject through a dynamic dialogue of line, shape, and color.”
Hedy Buzan was born in Laguna Beach. Her father, Boris Buzan was also an artist. Hedy grew up roaming the hills and beaches of her hometown. This experience of free and expansive space was deeply imprinted upon her, and she has spent her life close to nature and near the sea. Trained as a printmaker at UC Santa Cruz and painter at The George Washington University; Hedy combines monotype with painting and collage to create abstract works that evoke land, sky, and water.
Hedy’s current work, The Abterra Series, explores remembered places. These are a series of notations or “noticings” that recreate how we experience nature. Unlike cameras that observe reality form a fixed viewpoint; we look down, across, and visually linger with specific items in the landscape and then mentally add them up to create a sense of place. This type of depiction allows the artist to portray personal observations and poetic associative references. Equally important to Hedy is the dynamic equilibrium established between lines, shapes, and colors.
Hedy teaches drawing, design, printmaking, collage, and color theory courses at Saddleback Community College, and printmaking workshops at her studio located in the Laguna Canyon Artists Complex on Laguna Canyon Road.