Hey there! Welcome to my site! I am a mum of four amazing boys, passionate about helping people find their creative voice and currently teach painting and other creative courses 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 was forced to find something to help me find a place of comfort and direction. I fell in love with painting nature in a photo realistic way during this time, then went on to teach others.
Space jump 10 years or so I now have over 100 students many who have said painting has also 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 now owned by the 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 so keen to create a space to welcome in creatives to find a welcoming place to call home and share their art with the world.
Just this year (2020) the business changed over from a sole trader to Not for Profit! We have a delightful committee of dedicated people who want to continue building the space to be a support to the community!
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.