Hi all, I am a self taught artist living in a small country town near Latrobe Valley, Vic. Australia.

As early as I can remember I have had a love of animals and nature and a love for drawing them. I feel the need to paint the amazing beauty of all things natural around me. Doing commissioned animal portraits has been a hobby for over 25 years until 2006 when I turned it into a business.

I use many different mediums including colour pencils, pastel and acrylic paint. I work from my home based studio.

Other interests are my motorbikes, 2 horses, 2 dogs and a cat.

Thank you to Myriam for introducing me to redbubble. What a terrific place full of wonderful people :)

As a side note, I have to say that I have personally purchased products from Red Bubble and am extremely happy with the high quality of their products. Thank you RB :)
Please also visit my site and gallery at http://heartco.redbubble.com/

2014: Now, things have changed. In one of my notes I mentioned how, in 2011, I was branching out, stepping out of my comfort zone. So glad I did, I am now a full time tattoo artist, which will explain my lack of contribution to this site, and the shift in style in the art I do add. Thanks to everyone who has supported me in this venture.

PRIZE WINNING and FEATURED ART

  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

Portraiture.

I have always only ever drawn animal portraits. Occasionally, there will be people included in an animal portrait, but only if neccessary, as I have never been interested in drawing people. / Well, now, I am trying my hand at people. As the main subject. I don’t know why the change of heart, maybe the challenge, but, so far I am enjoying it. The first ‘people portrait’ will be …
Posted almost 2 years – 2 comments

Stepping out of the comfort zone.

I have been a little bit quiet on here lately. The reason being is that I have branched out into a new field of art. The previous 12 years I have been working part time at a local farm, and I promised myself that before this winter of 2012, I would be outta there. I didn’t know how, but I did know the answer was in my art. / So, last July, with my kids encouragement, I took up tattooing.…
Posted over 2 years – 8 comments

Theft

It concerns and disappoints me greatly to see people (I will NOT call them artists) blatantly copy artists work, with no permission from the artist, post it up with no acknowledgment of the original work and then accept comments as if it’s their own, and put it up for sale as if it is their own. I warn these thieves, you will be found out! Some how, some way, some time, you will be found o…
Posted over 4 years – 2 comments

Re: 'Bush Fires'.....

Thankyou to you all for your kind words and thoughts re ‘Bush Fires’. Of course, as most would be aware, most of Victoria has suffered either directly or indirectly from the fires. Words fail to describe the cruel losses, the absolute tragedy. Support is needed in every way possible. Can’t write much more :( / Heidi
Posted over 5 years – 2 comments