Heather La Force


Wednesday, August 7th | (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

At Coolidge Yoga

Canvas of the Soul

Experience a unique and transformative journey that seamlessly blends the ​calming practice of yoga with the creative expression of painting. This ​holistic approach to wellness, designed to help you find inner peace, ​balance, and self-expression, will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ​inspired. Begin your experience with a gentle yoga flow led by Heather, ​focusing on breathwork, relaxation, and gentle stretches to release tension ​and promote mindfulness. This serene foundation prepares you for the ​creative exploration to follow.

Transition from movement to creativity as you delve into a painting session ​that encourages you to express your emotions and experiences through art. ​No prior painting experience is necessary, as the emphasis is on self-​expression and letting your creativity flow. Heather will guide you through ​various techniques, helping you translate your inner feelings onto the ​canvas and fostering a sense of accomplishment and artistic fulfillment. This ​workshop is open to everyone, regardless of prior yoga or painting ​experience, and is designed for individuals seeking a holistic approach to ​wellness and self-discovery.

Discover the synergy between yoga and painting in this enriching ​experience, creating a space for self-discovery, relaxation, and artistic ​exploration. You'll leave with a unique painting as a reminder of the inner ​balance and harmony you achieved. Perfect for a date night or a time out ​with friends, this workshop rejuvenates your mind, body, and spirit.

Palette and Brush

About La Force

La Force (b. 1983) is a distinguished multimedia artist specializing in ​painting ​and collage. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ​Painting from the State University of New York College at Potsdam in ​2007, followed by a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of ​Fine Arts in conjunction with Tufts University in 2012.

In her paintings, La Force employs oil on panel to craft intimately detailed ​portraits that transcend traditional flattery. Instead, her work confronts and ​challenges the idealized self-perceptions of her subjects, unveiling ​aspects of beauty that are often overlooked or under-appreciated.

Contrasting with her meticulous paintings, her collages are driven by ​humor and spontaneity, embodying playful and intuitive exploration of her ​artistic impulses. This dichotomy between the disciplined precision of her ​painting and the liberating unpredictability of her collage work creates a ​harmonious balance within her broader creative practice.

La Force continues to live and work in Massachusetts.

Portrait of La Force, a multimedia artist specializing in painting and collage. Her detailed oil portraits challenge idealized self-perceptions, while her playful collages explore artistic spontaneity. She holds an MFA from Tufts University.
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Heather M. La Force




Master of Fine Arts

School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, ​Boston. In partnership with Tufts University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

State University of New York, College at Potsdam

Selected Group Exhibitions


“FRIENDS: A Conversation”, Brickbottom Gallery, ​Somerville, MA

“Art Alumni Invitational 2023”, Gibson Gallery, ​Potsdam, NY


Experiments on Canvas

Portraits 2015 - 2019

Portrait of a man named Greg, painted in oil on a 10x10 inch panel in 2024. The painting features Greg with a serene expression, set against a green background.


10 x 10 in, oil on Panel, 2024

(In private collection)


18 x 18 in oil on panel

(In Private Collection)


18 x 18 in, oil on panel

Raised From Hell Kicking

& screaming

36 x 36 in, oil on panel, 2016


20 x 24 in, oil on panel, ​2012-2016

(in private co​llection)


18 x 18 in, oil on Panel, 2019

(In private collection)


18 x 18 in, oil on Panel, 2019

Angry Mother

24 x 24 in oil on panel

It Must Be a Full Moon!

36 x 36 in, oil on panel, 2016

I’m Back!

12 x 12 in, oil on panel, 2016

(in private collection)


18 x 18 in oil on panel

Maniacal Laughter

18 x 18 in, oil on panel, 2016-2019


36 x 36 in oil on Panel

Hissing Terror

& Becker’s Oblivion

36 x 36 in, oil on panel,


18 x 18 in, oil on panel, 2015

Invisible Lady

36 x 48 in, oil on panel, 2016


24 x 36 in, oil on panel, 2016



Stickers $4.00

Prints $75.00

Other Projects

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Heather La Force

Lets ​collaborate

As a portrait painter, I aim to connect with others on a deep, soulful level and am currently seeking ​collaboration opportunities with fellow creatives, organizations, and enthusiasts who share a love ​for art, wellness, and music. Whether you are interested in co-creating a unique art project, ​organizing a wellness retreat, or producing a musical piece, I would love to explore the possibilities ​together. Let’s merge our talents and visions to create something truly extraordinary. If you are as ​excited about this as I am, please reach out, and let’s start a conversation. I am looking forward to ​the magic we can create together!


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