Heather was born in Wolfville, N.S. and raised in North Grand Pré and Annapolis Royal. Her creative world has taken many twists and turns.
Her first love was painting. She started at a young age with acrylics, then moved into oil and watercolours. She enjoy all mediums and paints in a realist style—mainly landscapes, wildlife, birds, and flowers—but recently moved to the pallet knife, which she loves. Her style has started to loosen up, shifting towards something more abstract and textured.
Metal sculpture became part of her creative adventures a few years ago and she has progressed from single-sided rusted metal shapes, to huge, 8-foot, 3-D sculptures. She loves the bare metal look but often finds more character in the metal through paint or use of translucent colour to accent a piece. Recycled metal and found objects—driftwood, rocks, cutlery, bowling balls, etc.—are increasingly finding their way into her work.
Making something from nothing. She can pound and grind her way through any frustration or emotion—making something beautiful and cheerful in the process. It has become a great creative release.
She doesn’t like copying or repeating a particular design, preferring new and different challenges. She often uses customers ideas as inspiration for pieces.
She does not have a style, nor does she want one. She wants to be free to express herself, but not in a rigid, confining assembly-line production. No artist should ever want to lose the excitement of creating a unique, individual piece.
Why seek boredom? If you happen to follow her creative path, rest assured, it will never be boring.