Hey there! Welcome to my site! I am a mum of four amazing boys
and I'm passionate about helping people find their creative voice.
I currently teach painting and other creative courses both in my Melbourne Studio and online!
Having grown up in rural Victoria and then lived in Tasmania for almost 20 years, nature and community has been a big part of my world. When I burnt out many years ago, I needed something to help me find comfort and direction. I fell in love with painting nature in a photorealistic way during this time, then went on to teach others.
Space jump 10 years or so I now have over 100 students a week, many who have said painting has changed their lives, as it did mine!
I have many stories to share and look forward to having a yarn with you sometime about how creativity can help you too!
Kapi Art Space
is a vibrant arts community!
In 2017 one of my dreams came a reality when I purchased a gallery business in the Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne. Using the skills I have learnt from living in community, travelling and running festivals and events in a number
of other countries & states I was keen to create a space
for creatives to find a welcoming place to call home and share their art with the world.
In 2020 the gallery had grown so much we needed more help, so we gathered a team together and began a Not for Profit program! A delightful committee of dedicated people who wanted to help run events to support the community to use creativity to help with their mental health.! So good!
Here is a bit more detail for those keen readers!...
Heather was born in Rochester, Victoria, Australia in 1966 and currently lives in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. (also lived in Tasmania for 18 years) She is a mother of four boys and has worked in the media and graphic design industry for around twenty-six years, connecting with people from all over the world. She loves drawing and painting large photo realistic images inspired by nature, reflections and water droplets. She is the Managing Director and owner of KAPI ART SPACE, a Studio Gallery in the Dandenong Ranges, Australia, where the mission is to bring individuals and groups fully alive in their creative dreams!
Her work is a visual diary, reflecting the life and hope that water brings. Heather was a finalist in the Tasmanian Glover Prize in 2013 & a finalist in the Fleurieu Art Prize Adelaide 2013. She held two exhibitions in Tasmania in 2013 and produced a book based on her works. And has been highly commended in art shows around Melbourne.
Heather currently mentors and teaches creative direction through painting and drawing and runs various courses and programs for people and groups who want to explore the heart rhythm of their creative journey.
She has been a coordinator and manager for many community programs in Australia and overseas including festivals, arts programs, and retreats. Heather also enjoys working with indigenous artists, swimming, walking in the Australian bush, and spending time with her family.