About Heather Thomas

Heather has always been interested in making art, as a child she dabbled with watercolours with her dad at the lake during the summer. As most of us do, Heather left the artistic world in her early twenties so that she could grow and learn in other ways. Now that she is in her forties, together with Russell, she has built a dream studio. Heather now has the means, motivation and support to step back into the gifts that come with rediscovering creativity through making art.

Her first real jump back into the world of painting was a portrait workshop that Russell hosted in 2016. The subject was Nina Simone and it was that piece that gave Heather her first true and lasting inspiration. Since then she has branched out and discovered her joy with mixed media and abstract art. It means the world to Heather to be able to play with paint and simply have fun with colour and texture. “To do what we love doing everyday means that we are truly blessed in every way.“


The gallery below is small sampling of Heather’s current work. A more extensive collection of completed works, works in progress and life moments can be found on her Instagram account (@heatherthomasart).


*Want to learn to paint like this? We run regular workshops and painting adventures here in Birdsong Studio. *Interested in booking a class or ordering a commission – send us a note here.

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