Heidi has travelled throughout the Americas (as far north as Tuktoyaktuk and as far south as Chile and Argentina) by land and water and iceroad, as well as in other parts of the world. As she travels she breathes in the colors and the moods and the textures of the land, wildlife and people. She returns home heavy with inspiration and sketches.
Her style is realism but in her paintings Heidi ‘reinterprets’ colors and structures and shapes to create a world where there is beauty and harmony. As Rousseau once said it is the artists job to “perfect” upon nature. As a fluid acrylicist her technique is a fusion of watercolorists’ and oil painters’ techniques which were her earlier media. She uses many traditional techniques such as glazing and grisaille.
Heidi has lived in the North for thirty five years and has been exhibiting in United States and Canada since 1979. Her work has been recognized by the American Bald Eagle Foundation and the British Columbia Wildlife Federation. One of her pieces is in the collection of the Governor General of Canada while others are in private and corporate collections around the world. She has also had paintings published in several books and calendars.
When Heidi is not painting, travelling or teaching she also likes to design and create original jewellery. Her father was a sculptor and painter and her first teacher. She studied at the University of Toronto and Carleton and Guelph.
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