Heidi Brueckner is a Professor of Art at West Valley College in Saratoga, California where she has taught painting, drawing, and design for over 20 years. Brueckner received a BA in Fine Art and a BA in Art History from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1991. She received an MFA in Painting from University of Kansas in 1997.
A native Californian, Brueckner studied at the University of Heidelberg and The Goethe Institute in Germany in the late 1980s. During this pivotal year, she was able to visit the major museums of Europe and found herself heavily influenced artistically by 20th century German art.
The book “Monsterbet” is a series of 26 oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings based on the format of children’s alphabet rhymes.
Lyracle, an award-winning Early Music ensemble, performs
repertoire for solo voice and viola da gamba. The duo—
mezzo soprano Ashley Mulcahey and viola da gambist
James Perrotta—offer scintillating performances of 16thand
17th-century song and viol solos with technical skill
and infectious energy. Recognized for their performances
across the country, Lyracle is a finalist in Early Music
America’s 2020 Young Artists Competition.