Heidi Henderson is an oil painter who dabbles in fantastical realms. The whimsical, hidden depths of her layered oil paintings are inspired by the chaotic yet cyclical ebb and flow of nature.

The intricacy of a seedpod or sensual curve of a gourd plucked from her kitchen garden becomes a surreal character when Heidi applies her vibrant viewpoint to a canvas of old doors and reclaimed wood.

When she isn't observing dinosaur kale, ochra, bugs, and various finds in her home garden in Excelsior, Heidi gathers more inspiration from her job at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista. From the shapes and colors of chicken eggs, to the layers and folds of Brussel sprouts, Heidi juxtaposes nature with the modern world.

"That way, I can place a shoe upside down in a tree and it works," she says with a laugh.

A compilation of thoughts and ideas and doings of my art and life

By The Numbers


Organic Digital Designs derived from oil paintings appear in my collection


solo piano song written (with the help of my Grandma) in the second grade


percent of plants in my garden chosen as a natural food source by the birds and the bees

Cup of Tea

number of 8 oz. glasses of water consumed per month, on average

Events & News

Jerome Fiber Artists Grant

I was honored and excited to be one of three recipients for the Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant for 2008. The grant allowed me to work towards my dream of having my surface designs (patterns inspired by my original paintings) printed onto environmentally friendly fibers and used in the upholstery and garment industries on a national and potentially international level.

The project period was from December 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009 and concluded with an exhibition of the work in the Textile Center Joan Mondale Gallery.

Organic Digital Designs Postcard
Post-Grant Artist Statement


In The Press

May 2011
I'm excited to report my pattern, Knell, was a part of Astek's booth display at the The 2011 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (The HD Expo) in Las Vegas.

May 2008
I am honored to be one of four artists interviewed by Minnesota Women's Press publication for creating eco-conscious artwork.

November 2007
I was featured on KARE 11 during Blue Print for Green's segment (the downloadable clip is just my portion of the entire segment). They highlighted the eco-friendly nature of my paintings and textile products.
[ MP4 format / 1 minute, 19 seconds / 3.3 MB ]

November 2007
My patterned chair was featured in the November 2007 issue of Midwest Home Magazine as part of a reference to artists in the Northrup King Building.

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Phone: 612-414-7771
Email: heidi@organicdigitaldesigns.com

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