Heather is both an award winning artist and art educator working in Northern Illinois. Her works are a reflection of the variety of media and techniques she has been teaching for the past 22 years as a high school visual arts educator. Although the breadth of the media and techniques she teaches made for a long and difficult journey in finding her artistic voice; it did however, influence her mixed media approach quite directly.
Her studio works vary in media and subject matter but one constant thread in her work is her unique use of found and mixed materials. She continues to use her art to explore her world and as her own personal therapy.
It is Heather's intent to create work that is both healing to herself but appealing to a wider audience as well. She believes art can and should be a vehicle to heal what ails us. Although her work has earned her awards and recognition, she continues to make and sell her work with the intention of selling it to a wide audience. It is important to Heather that everyone, no matter their financial standing, can fill their home with art that moves them.