Heather Sportsman is a native of Clinton, LA, and a gifted artist with a specialty in contemporary mixed media. After earning a BA in Art (with honors) from Southern University Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, Sportsman pursued a career in Art Education and moved to Houston, TX.

Sportsman taught elementary school art for eight years and high school art for three years until the COVID-19 pandemic. This would turn out to be a blessing as Heather’s love for art was awakened and led to the creation of drawings, paintings, and digital artwork. Then in March 2021, she established the H. Sportsman Art company!

This was a good decision because a few months later her outlook on life changed after living through a school shooting in October 2021. Sportsman's ideals about safety, mental health, and the public education system changed drastically. Trusting her loving Creator, Jehovah she took a leap of faith, and bet on herself.

Exactly, one year later the talented artist transitioned to a full-time artist in October 2022. So, please come out and support this amazing artist. The solo exhibition #LossFiles art by Heather Sportsman is on display at the Black Heritage Gallery (1001 Ryan Street) in Lake Charles inside the Historic City Hall.

Now through November 21, 2023, go see Heather Sportsman's jaw-droppingly accurate depictions of contemporary pieces that contain faces, figures, and objects in nature. Below is more info about her solo gallery.

Yes, I’m promoting in what’s considered the “11th hour” of my show but what God can do with that is not my business! The name of this drawing is “11th Hour” Sometimes we wait for things to blossom and it comes late, but it DOES come. Just be patient!

Shop Heather's many works of art HERE! Hear her story, and learn more about this extraordinary artist during the Live Artist Talk Zoom interview. Tune in to understand what inspires art by Heather Sportsman.

This event is free and the interview will be conducted by Black Heritage Gallery, and event curator, Jeanine Blaney. Get the Zoom codes below on the flyer.

I the meantime, show your support and walk through the Black Heritage Gallery and see Mrs. Sportsmans' works of realism up close. If you choose to purchase pieces from the gallery, you may do so via her art shop at hsportsman.com.

The Heather Sportsman art exhibit will be on display through November 21, 2023, at the Black Heritage Gallery inside the Historic City Hall on Ryan Street in Downtown Lake Charles. For more info about the Black Heritage Gallery call (337)488-0567 or email, blackheritagegallery@gmail.com.

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