b. 1954 

Heide Follin is a contemporary abstract painter of natural environment. She is a graduate of the School of the Worcester Art Museum, with further professional studies at Yellow Chair Salon, NYC Crit Club, CritLab, PAFA, MassART, Silvermine School, The New School/NY and a residency at Vermont Studio Center. Consistently exhibiting her work in galleries, solo and curated group shows, she maintains an active studio practice at Wilson Avenue Loft Artists in South Norwalk, Connecticut. 

Solo and 2-Person Shows

2024 Solo Show, Jill Rae Design Studio, Ridgefield, CT

2023 Stories Solo Show, Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery, Hamden, CT

2022 Sensation Solo Show, CB Gallery, Katonah, NY

2018 Organic Explorations, 2-Person show with Ellen Schiffman, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery,  New Canaan, CT

2016 Visual Wanderings Solo Show, The Mayor’s Gallery, Stamford, CT
2015 The Color of NATURE Solo Show, ARTWorks Gallery, Norwalk, CT

Selected Group Shows


AONE International Show, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT Winner of the Board Chairs Award and solo show


72nd A-One Exhibition, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT Juror: Sharon Butler

Cambridge Arts Association National Prize Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Intimacies, The CritLab at MAPSpace, Portchester, NY Curators: Patricia Miranda,
Gaby Collins-Fernandez

Collective Currents, Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, South Norwalk, CT. Curator: Camilla Cook


Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love. The Painting Center, Chelsea, NY Curators: Andrea Kantrowitz, Donna Scarpa, Kristin Osterberg, Randi Reiss-McCormack.

Guild Summer Salon, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT.

104th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich Arts Society, Greenwich, CT  Juror: Allison Rudnick, Associate Curator the the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Together: Annual Invitational, Pictor Gallery, Chelsea, NY

New Members Show, The Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT


Ensemble: Together Again, The Painting Center, Chelsea, NY

Small Works Exhibition, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT Juror: Power Boothe


Visual Connections, Wilson Avenue Loft Artists Gallery, S Norwalk, CT
Curator: Patricia Miranda

Kaleidoscope, Schoenfeldt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT Curator: Mary Jo McGonagle


Group Show, Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT  Juror: Miranda Girard

101st Juried Exhibition, The Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT Judge: Randall Griffey, Curator of Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum, NY 


37th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Assoc.

Juror: Devon Zimmerman, Director Asst at Pace, Modern Contemporary
100th Annual Exhibit, Greenwich Arts Society, Bendheim Gallery, CT
Judge: Kelly Baum Curator Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT


CITY WIDE OPEN STUDIOS, Goffe Street Armory, New Haven, CT

Powers of Observation, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Greenwich Arts Society Juror: Margaret Kross, Asst Curator at the Whitney Museum, NY
MAGNA: The Working Large Show, Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli NY Curator: Dana Matthews
Spectrum, New Canaan Carriage Barn Juror: Gabriel de Guzman


Lineal Investigations, Loft Artists Association, Juror: Robbin Zella


2020 43rd Annual Juried Show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Juror: Cybele Maylone HM

2020 Abstraction, Rowayton Arts Center, Judge: Joe Fucigna, First Place Award

2019 Thirty Ninth Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Arts Assoc.

Juror: Meredith Brown, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, SAA Award

2018 Community Sponsored Show, Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT

Juror: Amy Simon First Place
2017 Member Show, New Canaan Society for the Arts, Juror: Miranda Girard, Sorelle Gallery chosen to take part in a joint exhibit at Sorelle in 2018
2017 Member Show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Juror: Helen Kauder Second Place
2017 Abstract, Rowayton Arts Center.  Judge: Riad Miah First Place
2017 Inspiration, RAC. Judge: Dean Fisher First Place
2016 Abstraction, RAC.  Judge: Eleanor Flatow First Place
2016 Inspiration, RAC. Judge: Kenise Barnes First Place
2015 Abstraction, RAC. Judge: Mary Louise Long Best In Show
2015 Water Everywhere, Stamford Arts Association. Judge: Dimitri Wright Second Place
2014 Elements, Loft Artists Association. Juror: Sophia Gevas Bob & Pat Phillips Award
2014 Abstraction, Rowayton Arts Center. Juror: Elise Black  HM
2014 Brushwork, RAC. Juror: Arianne Faber Kolb & Eleanor Flatow First Place
2014 Marine & Coastal, RAC. Juror: Brec Morgan  HM
2013 Brushwork, RAC. Juror: Bruce Waldman First Place
2013 Alternative Visions, RAC. Juror: Mary Louise Long HM
2012 Alternate Visions, RAC. Juror: Joan Wheeler Third Place
2012 Expressions 2012, RAC. Juror: Robin Garr Third Place
2009 Marine & Coastal, RAC. Juror: Claudia Mengel  First Place


The School of the Worcester Art Museum 1975 graduate

Parsons School of Design, NY 1980-82

Silvermine School of Art, Greenwich Art Society, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, ongoing professional development


Workshops and Professional Development

2022 Vermont Studio Center -- 2 week residency

         NYC Crit Club summer program with Erika Renee

         Yellow Chair Salon program with Michael David

2019-2020-2021 Monthly CritLab with Patricia Miranda at MapSpace, Portchester, NY

2020 Painting on Camera with Jonathan VanDyke, online workshop, MapSpace, NY

         4-day on-line workshop, visiting artist lectures, collaborations and group critique,
         The Crit Lab AltMFA

2020 5-day Abstract Painting Workshop with Alfredo Gisholt, Art New England/MassART

2019 Abstract Painting Workshop with Vickie Marsango, Rowayton Art Center, CT

         5-day Color Workshop / Nancy McCarthy, Art New England/MassART, Bennington, VT

2018 5-day Monotype workshop with Marina Anacona, Master Printer,
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

2014 5-day Painting Workshop with Bill Scott, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011 7-day En Plein Air Painting Workshop, Dimitri Wright, Master Painter,
Cap d’Antibes, France

2009 & 2010 5-day Painting Workshops with Hugh O’Donnell, Professor of Art,

Boston University, Washington, CT 

Professional Memberships

Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

The Painting Center, Chelsea, NY, Flat File member

The Crit Lab Flat File Artist and member

Katonah Museum Artists Association member

Greenwich Arts Society, Greenwich, CT

Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT

Rowayton Arts Center, Norwalk, CT