I discovered Heather’s work when I stumbled on her Disney character-painting of “Merida” from Brave. It was just so well painted that I instantly searched the image on Google to find the artist, and sub-sequently discovered Heather’s portfolio.
Heather’s paintings are the product of decades of observation of people, environments, animals and textiles.
Themes in her work include religious symbolism, fantasy realism, equine and wildlife, and bold reworking of Disney characters. Her process in painting is constantly morphing as she applies new techniques, but most often consist of a multitude layers of paint and glazes (as many as 20 or so in some cases) to reach the desired depth and detail that dominates her work.
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