Bio

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I'm Heidi, a photographer lucky enough to be married to a wonderful, gifted naturalist, George, who has the most amazing green thumb and a vast knowledge about animals and plants. So whereas I used to have to search for things to photograph, I'm now surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including turtles, hummingbirds, butterflies, squirrels, and much more ... and a wonderland of orchids, roses, native plants, trees, and much more -- just begging to be depicted in pictures. I'm a self-taught photographer and artist, dedicated to creating original and unique artwork with innovative techniques. I use my nature photographs and the designs I create from them in my handmade mixed media arts and crafts pieces. I print directly on fabric and unusual surfaces such as lutradur, metal, and wood, and in using transfer techniques to get images onto any surface that won't fit through a printer. Interested in going beyond creating art that hangs on the wall in a frame, I design fabric for textiles and home decor, and love to think of new ways, both utilitarian and fun, to use my images. I also have a zazzle gallery where you can see how my images and designs look on a variety of fun and useful products, including t-shirts and mugs, and sneakers (!) and ties.  I show some of my handmade work in my Artfire and Etsy shops. George, along with his talent for making plants and animals thrive, is a fantastic actor. This is his website.