Heather's fascination with line and color started very early in childhood; drawing on walls, floors, curtains, carpet, arms and legs, anything that would hold still long enough. After many timeouts for destroying property and long scrub-downs, Heather's mother finally realized that is the way her daughter expressed herself. Crayons were given first, next came Big Chief newsprint pads, watercolors and colored pencils, then pastels and paints were introduced at the local art museum classes.
Being an artist was the only occupation Heather ever had in mind, but reality intruded in the form of the question, "How are you going to support yourself?" Heather's artwork took a backseat to earning a living, drawing at night, and classes in textile design when the bank account was well-fed. Her portfolio of work grew in private — her drawings rarely shown or shared. Through marriage, ex-pat assignments, two children, then back to the USA, Heather drew and painted, filling the cabinets of her studio.
During those busy years, when studio time was limited, Heather relied on recording scenes, ideas, images, plans for new series in a sketchbook. Those sketchbooks are lovingly stored, held together with tape and ribbon, and are still providing inspiration for new work. City scenes, studies of people doing normal things like grocery shopping, quick sketches of backyards with lawnmowers and tricycles are now coming to life through the marvel of Spoonflower, Society6 and Redbubble fulfillment houses.
Heather Wasaff, Artist
As a shopping machine, Heather has studied the trends in textiles, greeting cards, sheets, shower curtains, tabletop design, carpeting and wallpaper. She is hoping her artwork will be of interest to those producers of those products. All comments, praise, and helpful hints gratefully accepted.