During her recovery colour took on new meaning, and in many ways she has been celebrating its magic ever since. Painting soon became her raison d’être and her instincts for creation an essential part of living. ‘I usually get fixated on a colour and then I’ll go with that until I’ve beaten it to death!’, she laughs. Now in her mid-thirties, Heather’s career took off at a young age. ‘I started working professionally as a stylist in the furniture design world when I was seventeen, but no one knew that because I was tall and looked older!’ By twenty four she had a major commission from Harper’s Bazaar, then worked as a set designer on shoots for magazines such as British and Italian Vogue. After living in Spain and the U.K., Heather’s current base is Portland, Maine and her studio is found in the city’s west end. Traditionally a watch-your-back sort of neigbourhood, it has recently morphed into the place for great coffee and some of the best meals in town.
Published on Jan 30, 2014