Owner / artist
I was born on the border between the United States and Canada in Newport, Vermont. I am an interdisciplinary artist whose approach combines elements of acrylic painting, digital photography, written word and performance. In 2009 I received a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses on: Borderland Theory and Spirituality in Artistic Process and Creation from Goddard College. I went on to expand my studies with focuses on: The Medicine of Art, Artist as Keeper of Ancestry and Lineage, Artist as Vessel, and Borderland Theory and Expression in Artistic Process. I received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in 2012. My paintings and photography have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions and my work has been commissioned for public murals and private collections.
I approach the creation of art as prayer - a dialogue with the Divine Source of my existence. It is through this conversation that I strive to actualize myself as a conscious co-creator within my personal reality and in the shared collective experience of life. It is a practice in which co-creation, philosophy, prayer, science, ceremony and craft meet. The images that result are messages or moments of awareness and contact. They are whispers from the place where the veils between worlds are thin. This is a place and space that I consider hallowed ground. I invite and welcome you to the Borderlands.
I have over 21 years of experience in organizational development and executive management with a variety of individuals, nonprofit organizations and creative institutions. In addition, 7 of those years involved acting as a creative consultant who specialized in revamping organizational structures, increasing available funding, the application of creative marketing and strategic planning. Heather’s leadership philosophy centers on assisting each individual and/or team member in recognizing their passion, purpose and unique vision and applying those inner fires to boldly ignite their drive to accomplish their artistic and business aspirations.
Within the symbol of the Ouroboros lie two of the main tenants and the foundation of the studio.