Heather lives in a remote corner of Cumbria, a landscape of rolling hills, big skies and dramatic changes in weather. She finds this area very inspiring and acknowledges it may have an effect on her work; however her starting point can often come purely from her imagination. Her excitement can show itself in an unusual and slightly quirky palette of colours, suggesting a playful side to her nature
She enjoys working with water based mediums and watercolour in particular for its translucency. Having experimented with this medium for several years, she has developed a very individual approach. Her methods can involve many painted layers, slowly building up areas of intense colour to create depth in the finished work. In contrast, other paintings are lively and spontaneous, having a freshness more often associated with this medium. There may be a suggestion of reality; however the picture plane is often broken by abstract geometric forms that give the painting a surreal quality.
The London Stock Exchange
World of Drawings & Watercolours, Park Lane, London.
Solo exhibition Broughton Gallery Edinburgh
The Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition, Cumbria
Spring Fling open studio event
The Sage Gateshead
Group exhibition Ruthven Gallery, Perthshire
Royal Scottish Watercolour Society, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Watercolour Society, Forfar
C-art Open Studio Cumbria with guest Scottish artists Peter Waring & Geoff Forrest