From A Boat On a Belgian Canal

Florinda Suárez Heredia at Blue Heron Gallery

By: - Aug 12, 2021

Blue Heron Gallery Online, a virtual art gallery, will be presenting the art of artist Florinda Suárez Heredia beginning Friday, August 13, 2021, and running through September 13, 2021.  The exhibition, appearing on, will feature 12 of her most recent paintings each in her own unique style, as well as a brief bio and her Artist Statement.

Born in Bolivia, but now living on a 38-meter boat on a Belgian Canal, Florinda paints what she feels.  Knowing from an early age that she would be a painter, she began her artistic career in her native country, later moving to Belgium.  Her work has been presented in galleries all over Europe, as well as the United States.

The show will present a variety of her work completed during the Covid lockdown.   Each piece will be available for purchase directly from the show online, and pieces purchased will be rolled, wrapped carefully, and shipped to the buyers in reinforced tubes.

 Blue Heron Gallery

The gallery is the creation and work of Michael McGrath, a former web designer and developer who earned Webby Award recognition for work in 2005.

A recent transplant to North Adams by way of a small Daoist temple in central China, he saw an opportunity to serve the rich artist community in the northern Berkshires by offering an outlet for their work.  Sticks-and-bricks galleries were shut down by Covid-19 and quarantine, artists had no outlet for their work, and the need for a safe yet full venue arose. 

The virtual gallery’s early shows were successful during their thirty days each and saw visitor traffic from 38 states in the US, and 29 countries from all over the world, averaging 100+ people per day viewing their art.  Sales have been generated from the Gallery’s shows both within Massachusetts and to collectors in other states.

Gallery shows are presently booked through October of 2021, and news of future shows is regularly updated on the gallery website

McGrath also offers support services to artists through the gallery, including website design and development, and early in the year launched a new website that was developed for first show artist Galen Cheney -  A new website for second show artist Peter McGrath was recently launched -  He currently has three other websites under development for artists and authors.

Michael McGrath
Blue Heron Gallery Online
139 E Quincy Street
North Adams, MA  01247