Moni Heil Studio

Artist Moni Heil
Gypsum, Colorado

Heil graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA, majoring in painting and silversmithing. After graduating she followed her dream and moved to the beautiful Colorado Mountains. Her art went from formal portraiture to portraying the essence of contemporary western life. She gets inspiration for her paintings from her lifestyle and surroundings.Her paintings are noted for their strong composition, detail and capturing the fundamental nature of her subject. In addition to her painting, Heil enjoys her horses, Border Collies and cycling.

In the winter of 2012 Moni spent five weeks in South Africa. She had the opportunity to study with internationally renown stockdog trainer/handler Faansie Basson. While there she also enjoyed photographing the wildlife and the spectacular South African landscape.

03-08 Peoples Choice / Cowgirl Up! - Wickenburg, Arizona
09-06 2nd Place Oils Annual Draft Horse Classic/Art at the Classic Grass Valley, California

Western Horseman - Article in the Cowboy Style section- March 2011
Cover of Rocky Mountain Rider - July 2010
Cover of Edible Phoenix - Sept. 2009
The Eagle Valley Enterprise, Front page article "Cowgirl Artist" April 17, 2008
Cover of Colt Starting Philosophy by Martin Black, 2006