Heather lives and works at the beach in Southern California. Her work is created with one of the oldest mediums still in use today called encaustic which is made of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos) and can be traced back to portraits painted in 100-300 A.D. by Greek painters in Egypt.
Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax to fusing the layers of wax. Working with molten wax and a torch she creates pieces that have depth and movement which are inspired by her surroundings at the beach and her past as a professional dancer.
Heather studied fine arts at the University of Southern California but discovered her passion for encaustic while attending Otis College for Art and Design.