The portrait phase of her painting career bloomed while a resident fellow at Yale. Heidi painted several official portraits which now hang in prominent places throughout the University. Prior to that, Heidi was unaware of her brewing talent for capturing the essence of her subjects. Portraiture presented the greatest challenge of her career, and she has embraced it since.


Heidi’s abstract work is the culmination of 40 years of painting, utilizing all that she has learned about light, color, drawing, and incorporating her life experience. Heidi expresses freely in these typically large paintings. They sometimes evince nautical subjects and themes of nature, but all are anchored an emotional expression of the world around us.


As a New-Englander and avid sailor, Heidi is drawn to costal subjects, depicting the majesty of the sea, serenity of the coastline, and beauty of the sailing life. Having spent several summers in Maine, in Connecticut, and Massachusetts either on a sailboat or enjoying the beaches, she finds the sea a natural and favored motif for her more representational work. She is also happy to paint
commissions in any costal venue.