Heather graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1996. Her training at A.C.A.D. was mainly focused on Ceramics and Sculpture; today Heather spends most of her time painting and working in photography. Heather’s favorite subjects for her paintings are portraits, figures, still life, and nature which she paints from life as well as her photographs.
Heather’s inspiration comes not only from the way she experiences the world around her but also dreams, visions and her love for people.
Her studio is located in Calgary, Alberta.
This portfolio is a collection of some animals that I have chosen. I often paint birds because to me they symbolize freedom and grace.
"Graceful Power" tells of being reborn, transformed, renewed. A powerful, graceful stunning white bird that grew from an 'ugly duckling'.Her wings are spread out wide which means (to me) that she is powerful, she is free, she is surrendering to her authentic self. The leaves depict hope, renewal, revival, growth, health and fertility. They are a symbol of abundance and life. The smaller leaves are also indicative of seeds which are also in abundance and they encapsulate hope for continued growth and nourishment.
Oil on Canvas 36 in x 48 in x 1.5 in / 91.44 cm x 121.92 cm