Mr. Heppner is a visual artist living in Austin. He was born in Chicago into a large Catholic family where individualism was allowed unfettered. He has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He has worked in finance and is a devoted parent of three children. His current body of work concerns spirituality and the human relationship to nature.
Charles has shown his work in numerous galleries both in Chicago and New York. His work is in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Charles welcomes studio visits, please contact him to arrange a time.
Charles Heppner’s very detailed large floral photographs Hortus Noster in Urbe and his complex arboreal composite photographs Prayer Rugs and Arboreal Chords express his spiritual connection to the beauty in nature. Additional observations on beauty are conveyed in his gridded composite images of watercolor paintings and photographs Personal Aesthetic Journey. Heppner’s Sanctum Boxes he questions his own role and behavior in society in intimate mixed media box constructions. Heppner looks to the power of the contour line to express universal interconnectedness in his large photographs of cheesecloth Sacred Fabric. His Hearts Strings are small sparse oil paintings expressing moments in relationship dynamics. His newest works are ‘asemic writing' based large abstract oil on canvas paintings.