From an early age, Heather accompanied her mother into the woods to collect plants for sketching, pressing and dried arrangements. Many years later, as an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden, she discovered the rich, hidden world of the herbarium – a vast plant bank. She began using plant preservation techniques for her own botanical identification and this too became a great source of inspiration for her. Her frustration with the fragility of the pressed plants, however, pushed her to experiment with nature printing, leading to the creation of her unique one-off hand prints she calls ‘nature monotypes’. Heather is a hunter/gatherer with exclusive permission to collect plants in some of the finest gardens on the East Coast.
Awarded a Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden, Heather’s background includes a career in textile design and also one as a garden writer. Her art has been featured at Holly/Hunt, Chicago, David Winter Works on Paper, NY, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT and the Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT as well as other private and exhibition venues.