Heather's energetic brushwork betrays a level of excitement barely contained… on the brink of becoming a hot mess. She loves to work 'alla prima,' a way of sketching in oil where the artist works 'wet into wet,' preferably from life. It was her discovery of Terry Miura around 2009, along with a studio of alla prima artists that seduced her from a successful dental career into a passionate career in art.
Her desire to paint and her love of animals evolved into her most popular commission request; the pet portrait. Her appetite for artistic growth lead her to intensive study at Watts Atelier of the Arts and then on to pursue Entertainment Illustration in Los Angeles. Heather was recently honored to be featured among esteemed instructors of The New Masters Academy.