Heidi was born near Seattle, Washington. She attended Evergreen State College and the Factory of Visual Arts in Seattle. She learned to sail on Puget Sound, and then set off for some travel and sailing in the Caribbean. Heidi met her husband, Larry, and they lived and sailed together on his 37 ft. boat. They bought land on Toothaker Island, Mooselookgeguntic Lake, as a summer retreat. The attraction of the forest and lake won out over the tropics and the sea, they eventually sold the boat and moved to Maine year-round.
The natural beauty of the lakes and mountains inspires most of Heidi’s work. The region’s many different vistas and overlooks provide subjects for her paintings. She especially enjoys the many layers of the mountains, rolling hills and water. The distinct seasons offer a wide choice of moods and colors.
Some of Heidi’s most interesting work has been collages she has recently begun to do. Here she combines a small original watercolor with various papers and other materials. Some of her most striking scenes are the starry night images. Her work is currently being shown at Books, Lines and Thinkers in Rangeley, and The Gallery at Stony Batter in Oquossoc.