Mixing colors, shapes and mediums, Heather’s work is layered, organic, etherial, and sometimes whimsical. She uses art to process and mediate on current events and personal/universal challenges – always striving for “flow” and beauty. She works in any medium at hand: ink, paint, gouache, watercolor, oil crayon/bar, oil pen, colored pencil, graphite, collage, assemblage and born of her passion for printmaking, often carves or scratches into works to reveal layers below. Her inspirations include household objects, nostalgia, nature, dreams, music, and the hallucinatory shapes and colors in the mind’s eye.


Heather’s love of art solidified by 3rd grade with a first prize ribbon at the county fair for a masterpiece in glue and chalk – a macaw. She has studied arts and crafts all her life and earned a BA in studio art, new media (digital arts) from CSU Chico. She has curated artists for the Curtis Fest Artisan Fair and taught classes and workshops in fine art techniques for adults and children. In addition to passion for art, she is a web designer, graphic designer, public speaker and lecturer. She has continued the study or art and art history at Sacramento City College, where she is an adjunct professor, teaching web and graphic design.


  • Art & Art History Classes at Sacramento City College, 2015-2021
  • BA in Studio Art: New Media, California State University, Chico, 2000

Related Work Experience

  • Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Sierra 2 Center, 2017-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Design & Digital Media Dept. Sacramento City College, 2006-present



  • Art at Work, Blue Line Arts, located at Roseville Chamber of Commerce, CA (solo)



  • Holiday Gifts & Goods, Live printing, Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento, CA
  • WAL 100 Under 100, Warehouse Artists Lofts Gallery
  • Art Harvest, Yolo Arts, Woodland, CA
  • Sacramento Open Studios, Verge Center for the Arts, 2019
  • Yolo Arts Gallery at Woodland Healthcare Center, Woodland, CA (solo)


  • Two Piece Show at Union Hall Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento Open Studios, 2018 at Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento, CA


  • Inner Soul, Uptown Studios, Sacramento CA 
  • Nasty Women Sacramento, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento CA 
  • First Festival Art Installation, West Sacramento CA 
  • Art for Krys, Benefitting ArtStreet, Ruhstaller’s Taproom, Sacramento CA
  • Totem Art Show, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA 
  • Cafe Colonial Art Showcase, Cafe Colonial, Sacramento, CA 



  • Small Works, Capitol Artworks, Sacramento, CA.



  • Curtis Fest Artisan Fair, Vendor management and marketing, Sacramento, CA, 2017-2019
  • Holiday Gifts & Goods, Marketing & Branding, Sacramento, CA, 2017-2019

Artist-Led Workshops

  • A Slice of Love, Linoleum block carving and printing workshop, Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Girl Scouts Weekend of Workshops Presenter Ice dye & tie dye, Somerset, CA


  • Promo segments on Studio40 Live and Good Day Sacramento, 2018-2019
  • Interview for Sacramento Open Studios Tour, Sacramento (Virtual), CA
  • Article on Handcrafted Holiday Art Show in Viewpoint Newspaper, December, 2016 
  • Curtis Park Art Crawl, Viewpoint and Sactown Magazine Blog, September, 2016
  • Printmaking demo and interview on Good Day Sacramento at Make / Do, January, 2016
  • Tube Magazine, December 2015
  • Cover image of (detail) Magazine, A Journal of Art Criticism published by the South Bay Women’s Caucus for Art, 2002


  • “Dominator”, Custom design and linoleum block, Commissioned by Jen Sleppy, Sacramento, CA
  • “Dead Fish Motorcycle Club”, Custom design and linoleum block, Commissioned by Matt Makofski, Sacramento, CA
  • “Sierra 2 Senior Center”, Custom design and linoleum block, Commissioned by Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento, CA