Meet the Maker: Heather of Hen Picked

Today, I want to introduce you to Heather LaCoppola the artist behind Hen Picked. As you know I am particularly fond of handmade items. You may also be familiar with a series that I have on the blog known as “Meet the Maker”. In this series I share with you creatives who make items by hand that they sell. Previously I have shared some artisans with you who make pillows, jewelry, hand painted furniture, and slipcovers.

There is some art work that speaks to me immediately. Heather’s work is a perfect example of this instant connection.

She embraces and highlights nature’s beauty in her paintings. Her subjects consist of insects, farm animals, birds, nests, and of course flowers.

Bee painting

Heather is an amazingly talented artist whose creations focus on the natural world. She has a studio in Saratoga Springs, NY and she also sells her work through Etsy. You can find her shop HERE. In addition to her original art work, you can also buy greeting cards and prints.

Bee painting on tin tile

Hen Picked -Upcoming Shows

Heather will also be doing a virtual show this coming weekend February 5th and 6th through Facebook and Instagram for Vintage Bazaar, New England. If you want to participate I am linking Heathers Instagram Account HERE.

Since Heather is based in upstate New York, most of her in-person shows are in the New England region. With that in mind, she is going to be participating in the Vintage Market Days of Vermont and the Beekman St Art Fair in Saratoga Springs.

Hen Picked Art

Heather is endlessly creative in her paintings. To illustrate this point here are some photos of her work.

Sheep painted on vintage door

I love that she painted this wooly sheep on a vintage door! Painting on the door was not only super creative it also makes this a unique piece.

Nine antique tin tiles with paintings of birds, bees, nests and flowers

I love these mini tin tiles that she painted! The painting themselves are fabulous. I was so happy to look at these images given that we have about 6 inches of snow on the ground. These paintings are just good for my soul.

Grasshopper painting

The grasshopper painting above was done on a piece of wood paneling. I love the detail in the grasshopper and it fits perfectly in the distressed panel. Have you ever tried to draw or paint a grasshopper? It’s definitely not easy. By the way, did you notice the lovely pieces of ironstone in the photo?

I love the fact that her original paintings are done on architectural salvage, which adds to the uniqueness of each piece and contributes to the overall character of her work.

Meet the Maker Series

If you are interested here are some links to other people featured in the Meet the Maker series.


I hope this summer you are able to get out to some local art shows and, perhaps, stop by one of the events Heather will be participating in. At the very least, I hope you are inspired to check out her Etsy shop. I certainly appreciate seeing her beautiful works of her this time of year because it reminds me that spring will arrive and that once again we will have bees, flowers, birds and nests. Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you feel as inspired as I do.

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  1. This artwork is unbelievable! The paintings are beautiful and the fact that she paints on salvaged pieces, well that’s just brilliant! Thanks for sharing this artist! Pinned!

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