Size 50 x 50 cm
Media Oil on Canvas
Size 78 x 78 cm
Heather was born and spent her childhood in the West Midlands. After attending Wolverhampton and Chelsea Schools of Art, she spent her early career as a successful textile designer, based in London but selling work mainly in Japan and the USA, also working as a part-time lecturer at Southend School of Art.
In the 1980s she gave up teaching to concentrate on interior design, exhibition design and hand printed wallpapers, also illustrating several publications for The British Association for Shooting and Conservation and for The Countryside Foundation.
The past twenty years have been spent as a professional artist working mostly in oils. She has led a fairly nomadic life, her last move to Scotland six years ago. She has had many successful exhibitions in Essex, Suffolk, Shropshire, Wales, Cumbria and more recently Scotland. These include:
Bear Steps Gallery Shrewsbury, Upfront Gallery Penrith, Courtyard Gallery Appleby, Gossipgate Gallery Alston, Pinfold Gallery Bowness on Windermere, Farfield Mill Sedbergh.House for an Art Lover Glasgow.
Bellwood and Wright Fine Art Lancaster, Off the Wall Gallery Corbridge, Gateway Arts Centre Shrewsbury, Rockcliffe Gallery Rockcliffe, Pennel Gallery Peebles, Athol Gallery Dunkeld, Art Corner Gallery Langholm, Schoolroom Gallery Alnmouth, Northern Lights Gallery Keswick, Strathearn Gallery Crieff, and Congregational Gallery Rothbury.
She has been prize winner and Judge at the Cumbrian Open exhibition.
A Personal Statement.
Although take your breath away landscapes always excite me, it is often the simpler elements of the surrounding countryside that inspire me to paint. I never cease to be amazed by the brilliant patterns that nature reveals to us. I walk past the same lanes, trees and gates day in and day out and then, on occasion, the light or weather conditions are such that things that had not caught my attention much before suddenly provoke and encourage me.