About the Artist
A self proclaimed "realist-expressionist," Heather strives to capture the beauty she perceives in the world, with an infusion of color and light.
Originally trained in oil painting by mentor Elaine Sgambati of Riverview Art School, NJ. Heather received a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC. After graduation she began teaching extra-curricular art and eventually became co-owner and founder of Inspired Minds Fine Art School of Lincroft in 2006 where she trains artists of all ages in fine arts, giving them the tools of self expression. In 2015, she completed a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Philadelphia University and now works part time with Seniors in Rehabilitation to help them improve their quality of life.
Heather’s work has been shown and received many awards regionally including the Art Alliance of Monmouth where she served as a board member for many years, Covert Gallery, and various juried shows and arts festivals. She is most known for her portraiture and has been commissioned for many private collections. Her most recent works also feature themes of sea & sky, as inspired by the Jersey shore where she resides.