Heiner Hertling Exhibition Grand Opening Friday 6-8pm Plymouth Community Arts Council


Heiner Hertling, host of the TV show “Your Brush With Nature” will be featured in a month-long exhibition at the Plymouth Community Arts Council (74 N, Sheldon Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170) Please join Heiner for the grand opening on Friday, March 8th 6-8pm.

Heiner will also be hosting a gallery talk on Thursday, March 7th!

Gallery Talk with Artist Heiner Hertling
Thursday, March 7   10am-11:30am

Doors open at 9:30am – Light refreshments
Free for PCAC and Plymouth Study Group Members
Guests welcome for a suggested $3 donation

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Save The Date! Fresh Michigan Plein Air Milford Friday June 23- Sunday June 25 Hosted by The Michigan Plein Air Painters ….                                             To register either fill out the attached form and send it in or go to http://milfordvfaa.org/events

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Date Change!! We’ve changed the date of the party by 1 week to January 13th. Michigan Plein Air Painters Holiday Party January 13th- 6pm

Please plan on attending the annual holiday party at Heiner Hertling studios.

When: January 13th  6pm


8161 lilac trail
Howell, Mi 48843

Bring a dish to share and a painting to exchange!

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New Member!

Please join me in welcoming  John Vassallo from Allen Park, MI!

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Welcome To Our Newest Member-Dee Siegmund!

Here is some biographical info on Dee:

Dee Siegmund

Dee Siegmund, Artist 
Oil, Pastel, Watercolor

Primarily self taught artist with classes and workshops of interest.

I was born in Eldorado IL. I have entered in only a few art shows. I recently won 1st place in the Effingham 2010 Fine Art Show. The Vandalia Annual art show 2010, choice award,and 1st and second place professional.

In November of 2009 I exhibited in a new gallery “The Art Vault”, in Paxton Illinois for three months. The Mayhaven publishing company bought a piece of my work for a book cover. The “Rose Haven Farm” 2010, by Katherine R. Inman.. My passion is painting people and I am taking commissions.

Thank you!



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Save The Date! Brandt MacLean February 4th

You’re invited to a one man show by an exceptional artist. February 4th at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.  The opening reception starts at 8pm on February 4th!

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Save The Date Heiner Hertling (From Your Brush With Nature) Open House & Studio Tour! Friday-Sunday December 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Have you ever wanted to see how and where artwork is created in a fun and casual atmosphere?

This is  unique opportunity to visit a working artist studio and see, first hand, how a work of art is created. Come on over and spend a minute or spend an hour!

Wine, beer, and snacks will be served!

A Little About Heiner Hertling


Heiner is a multi-media artist and sculptor. His talents encompass watercolor paintings, plein-air paintings, and loose impressionistic oils, small and life-sized sculptures. Heiner, a member of the Society of Animal Artists, exhibits work in the Society’s shows, the Susan K Black Foundations artist workshop and others locally and across the country. Some of his awards include first place in state duck and trout stamp competitions, several Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year and “Birds in Art”. Heiner’s art is displayed in museums and private collections internationally. Heiner received the formal art training in Hamburg, Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1965 where he owned a commercial art studio until his recent retirement, which now gives him more time to paint and sculpt. He has established an open art studio and school, where he teaches and shares his passion to create art with others.

Heiner Holding A Workshop In His Studio

March 8 Workshop

Some Example Of Heiner’s Work


Open Studio Tour Details


  • Friday December 2      6-9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday December 3rd & 4th      Noon- 5pm


Let us know if you’re coming or just stop by.  Call or text us at:

  • Phone/Text +248-535-8334

Contact Info:

  • 248-535-8334




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Two more great paintings from Mike Gudenau

Michael worked in the automobile industry for 42 years as an illustrator and designer.
He has been a member of the Michigan Plein Air Painters since 2011 and paints outdoors year around with oils and acrylics.
Michael competes in several plein air events throughout Michigan in the summer and is also a member of the Brighton Art Guild and the Glen Arbor Art association.
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Two New Paintings From Michael Gudenau

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Heiner Hertling Brush With Nature Auction Fundraiser This Friday!

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Heiner show mar 4 2016


Whether he’s using his artistry to craft jewelry, monumental sculptures, watercolors, pastels or colorful oil paintings, nationally-acclaimed artist Heiner Hertling puts everything into it and it shows.

Hertling’s work, Brush with Nature, is featured in March at Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 205 W. Livingston Road in Highland.

He’s known for making generous donations to organizations intent on preserving the environment such as Boy Scouts, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the Grouse Society, as well as various art groups to help them to generate income and further the arts.This event is no exception: Hertling’s gallery reception and a silent auction will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at HVCA, which will offer those attending a chance to meet the artist and bid on his work.

Though drew and painted from a young age in his native Germany, Hertling chose commercial art and advertising as a means to make a living, but also continued to create personal artwork. He completed a graphics apprenticeship in Hamburg, Germany, and was off to see the world, enjoying the United States’ open spaces and glorying in its wildlife and nature, a theme that still resounds in his artwork.After a brief sojourn in New York as a commercial artist, he moved to Detroit, where the auto industry employed the best of the best illustrators and artists. He joined a studio, working for 20 years before owning his own studio along with his wife, Diane.

Hertling always had loved fine art, and, as computers replaced brushes and paint in the commercial art field, he chose to “just paint and sculpt for pleasure,” a simple transition because he’d never really stopped creating. He gathered up first places in national art competitions and that, combined with featured artist honors and seven conservation stamp wins, convinced galleries to represent him.

The founder of Michigan Plein Air Painters, he’s happiest with the accolades of other artists; he’s a member of the Society of Animal Artists and has received invitations to the Birds in Art Exhibition in Wisconsin in addition to numerous other honors.

In addition to receiving national recognition, his talent, discipline and enthusiasm for art also has made him a household name as a teacher and mentor. Hertling hosts a television series, “Your Brush with Nature.” It’s a plein air painting show that’s given him a means to share his knowledge with viewers all over the world. He’s received an Emmy nomination for his on-air teaching as well as numerous letters, emails and phone calls from his viewers thanking him for sharing his knowledge.

He has written a plein air painting book, “Your Brush with Nature: A Painting Guide for Everyone” as well as having illustrated several wildlife books.

When not traveling and painting, he enjoys the four seasons in his home in Howell, Michigan where he built himself the studio of his dreams in 2012.

Gallery hours for Brush with Nature are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays March 2-26.

Heiner show mar 4 2016

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