About Artist Heather Valentin
Heather Valentin is a lady who has breather art her entire life. She was drawing as soon as she could hold crayon. Guided by her father, she found her truest joy in drawing and painting, culminating in a BA in Arts. Heather, for over the past 40 plus years has made her way in the world by creating original drawings and installations for Nabisco, Coca Cola, Budweiser, Zephyrhills, Outback Steakhouse and sundry other corporations for advertisement and display. Heather also has also created art for various public schools, Shriners Hospitals and Wildlife Zoos across the United States. Heather's work has been featured in galleries in the states and internationally. Heather's work can e found on countless products and merchandise world wide.
Heather has over 70 coloring books published along with being an author and illustrator of 3 Children's Books.
But Heather's true love has always been creating her own characters and sharing them with an appreciative public. She takes special joy in helping others create, whether its by showing them how to color, or by teaching which elements of mixed media can enhance a crafter's design. Art is life for Heather, and it gives her joy to share that joy with others.
Heather Valentin's Creative Process
Heather Valentin is the renowned and award winning artist. A "traditional artist" for over 28 years, Heather has always loved the feel of a pen, pencil, and paint brush in hand using them on paper or canvas. Digital drawing was never an option until recently with the amazing development of the iPad Pro and pencil. It took Heather a while to even pick up the pencil, for there is nothing better then the feel of an actual lead pencil and paper in hand. However, since Heather's diagnosis with MS and Fibromyalgia, there are days when this form of drawing comes in handy. This allows Heather to be handicapable not handicapped. The Apple Pencil is weighted differently then a regular pencil, which helps on days when tingling and numbness sets in. Even though this form is done on a tablet, each original character Heather draws is done by hand, sketching to inking then bringing it to your creative table to color and create with. Even thought the Tablet comes in handy on " bad flair days", almost all of Heather's work is. still done with pencil and pen on paper to this very day. Below for your viewing pleasure you can see Heather's actual original creative process, from start to finish. You may view one of Heather's many live "traditional drawing sessions/ replays" or watch her time lapsed drawing below. No copying and pasting of images to make another, just pure god given talent drawing characters to brighten ones lives. Art means the world to Heather and she hope this joy of her artistic ability is reflected in her work.