Heather studied architecture at Texas A&M University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which gave her a love of structure and a fascination with how people choose to decorate the spaces and things around them. She indiscriminately adores pattern and color, admires the handmade and the accidental, and has a great fondness for the imperfect. Beginning her art practice in collage and mixed media, she transitioned to painting to have more control over colors and materials. Since 2007, she has been painting in her tiny studio within the Secession Art & Design art gallery in the Mission Bernal neighborhood of San Francisco. She's a professionally-trained baker and enjoys travel as often as she possibly can manage it, studying foreign languages and collecting vintage (ie loud) neckties.