Probably the very best thing about Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion is that they not only feature artists, but they show whose work those artists admire and collect. The October/November issue has a feature on author Walter Wick (who does books around just *amazing* dioramas) and his home and studio – and in his greatroom, there is this huge, gorgeous painting by Julie Heffernan.

It is just unspeakably gorgeous. A NY Times art critic described her work as, “an impresssive imitation of 17th-century high style…a magical mix of Old Masterism, Surrealism and post-modernist pastiche.” Um, yes. It is.

Some are at P.P.O.W. Gallery in NYC. Julie Heffernan’s works are from around 18×22 to a *huge* – 82×60. Some of the smaller ones are available at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Beautiful…

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