Over three decades of creating

Straight out of the womb, Heather began her career as a professional daydreamer.  She has a remarkable ability to pair unlikely colors, ideas, and materials. Even as a young child she was able to commit to a plastic brown Smokey the Bear canteen paired with a pink lion pantsuit and superhero cowboy boots.  Peanut butter and banana sandwiches and breakfast in the bathtub were always in vogue.

Recycled Materials

After earning her MFA in creative writing, she raised 3 creative children, making art with whatever inexpensive materials she could find—house paint, dryer lint, and children’s art to name a few.

Currently she can’t wait to be in the sun running, biking and swimming, as she dreams about her next project. Whether she’s writing or making imaginative cities or portraits, she will layer surprising colors with moss, feathers, pebbles, coins, or mushrooms to create a vision the looks simple but is clearly driven by provocative ideas.


The Crow’s Nest  “Face Series” – Vine Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2020

Consumer Credit Union Art Hop “Abstract Series” – Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2018

J-Bird Vintage “Abstract & Face Series” – Vine Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2015

Fire Historical & Cultural Arts Collaborative  “Abstract Painted Series” – Portage Rd, Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2015

Waterstreet Coffee Joint “Abstract Oil Pastels & Paintings Series” – Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2014

Webster’s Prime Restaurant “Large Mixed Media Face Series” Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2014

Caffé Casa “Large Mixed Media Face Series” Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2013

Rottenstone Pottery, “Painted Series” Taos, New Mexico – 2010

Waterstreet Coffee Joint “Mixed Meida Painting Series” W. Main Street Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2009

Arts Council of Kalamazoo “Mixed Meia Painted Door Series” Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2008

Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts “Wall Mural” Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2007

Edison Neighborhood “Wall Mural” Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2006

Tromblay Salon and Gallery “Painted Series” Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2005

Habitat for Humanity “Wall Mural” Home Bar in Kalamazoo, MI – 2005

Moon and Stars “Oil Pastel & Collage Series” Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2004

Powell Library “Oil Pastel & Collage Series” Kalamazoo, Michigan – 2003

Glen Vista Gallery “Oil Pastel Collage Series” Kalamazoo Nature Center – 2002

Tierra Hermosa Gallery  “Oil Pastel Collage Series” Taos, New Mexico – 2002