Heidi Alonzo is a pictorial artist who works with oil pastels, watercolors, & mixed painting media. Her work is narrative & representational including figures & landscapes combined with geometry, featuring color & pattern. Geometry & math are explored in symmetrically mirrored patterns that repeat throughout a triangular grid.
Heidi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art at SJSU in 1993 & has been creating art ever since. She is currently a Masters of Fine Art candidate there, as she has never stopped learning. Heidi began teaching art at St. Francis High School Salesian College Preparatory in 2004 & is currently a Chair for their Visual & Performing Arts Dept.
Heidi is currently on the Board of Directors for the Community Arts & Empowerment in Watsonville, the after school Muzzio Mosaic Art Center that is enlisting volunteers to create murals in the Civic Plaza Parking Garage.
Heidi has been a frequent participating artist in the Arts Council Open Studios Tour of Santa Cruz Co. She has exhibited in many shows throughout the region over the years.
Her poster art can be seen in work for the many festivals & businesses in the area.
Heidi Alonzo has dreamed of making art for the Wharf to Wharf poster since her days working as a framer at York Gallery back in 1986 when Jay Collins made the very first one!