Love Letters
to a
Wild Heart

August 14th – September 12th 2021, Haven Gallery 

Gallery statement

Haven Gallery is honored to present Netherlands (Nijmegen) based painter Dewi Plass, for her first solo show “Love Letters to a Wild Heart” at the gallery. “Love Letters to a Wild Heart” will feature ten acrylic paintings that embody Dewi’s tradition of animal sitters poised in their natural settings laced with delicate and playful motifs. Her paintings depict quiet moments of repose, wonder and contemplation, yet they teem with life as her compositions bustle with the exuberance of blossoming flowers, the fluttering of insects and curious guests of the smaller, feathered and furry kind. Growing up surrounded by nature and a variety of pets, Dewi found herself inspired by the animal and plant kingdoms. At a young age, these aesthetics influenced the birth of her love for drawing and painting. Each composition offers a glimpse into the beautiful and lively microcosm just outside our front doors. A world that beckons for connection and exudes hope and adaptation over the never ending odds of life. “Love Letters to a Wild Heart” is just that; a continued exploration, celebration and love of nature.

Artist statement

In my latest show, “Love Letters to a Wild Heart”, I direct my gratitude towards nature’s healing power, that in a year and a half of turmoil, social distancing and solitude, due to the global pandemic, continues to provide us with a safe haven in which thoughts can become embedded, memories can be made and where serenity can be found. With this series of work, in which every painting can be seen as an individual love letter, I aim to honor nature’s unique ability to bring forward hope, tranquility and peace through the resilience it shows and the beauty it encompasses. It’s an ode to nature’s wild heart – a heart that never ceases to amaze.