Art discovered Heidi when she was invited by her third grade art teacher to be part of an exclusive after school painting class. What she in turn discovered was a lifetime passion to be able to look at a scene, an old rusted antique or a playful animal, or as she says…"whatever moves me," and get it onto canvas.
With no formal art education beyond high school, attending adult education classes for over eighteen years afforded her the opportunities to watch, listen and put to use the teachings of her trained instructors.
Growing up on the south shore of Long Island, the beaches were often the subject of many of Heidi's earlier oils. After painting several portraits of friends' pets and giving them as gifts, through word of mouth she found professional success in capturing the spirit of peoples' beloved pets, family homes and even their prized boats.
Heidi has taken part in several juried art shows and exhibits on Long Island. Now, since retiring and moving to Saranac Lake, she continues to take part in many art shows both in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.
Living in the Adirondacks, Heidi is finally realizing a dream as a founding member of NorthWind Fine Arts.
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