Heather is an artist, designer, and educator whose work questions and pushes traditional conceptions of both quilt making and painting. She is drawn to fabric, to its familiarity, its inherent qualities of saturated color and textural luminosity, and its invitation to be touched. By manipulating fabric and pulling it taut, seam lines shift and stretch, revealing their final placement only once the painting is finished. Heather is also interested in the historical and socio-political relationship between women and textiles; exploring the relationship between gender, place, time, and culture in her work.
A native Cincinnatian, Heather studied art history at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, earning both a Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts (ABT). She currently lives just outside the city on a small farm with her husband and two young children.