Her educational background is in art with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Studio Art and a Master’s in Education. Her
Master’s Thesis is titled “The Value of Art in the
Elementary Classroom.” She is the author of "Create,
Learn and Grow" and numerous children's books.
As a teacher, with multi-subject and studio art
credentials, she integrated art in the classroom
providing a hands on approach to learning,
encouraging enthusiasm and creative thinking.
She is principally a watercolorist but has a substantial
background in other media such as oils, acrylics, and
Her detailed paintings of Yosemite National Park and the flowers of the Ojai Valley have been praised as “virtual photographs.” Her Yosemite art was exhibited and sold at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park.
Heidi, also, created and contributed the painting "Namaste" to the Choral Tales Project.
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