Heather Powers

  • Illustrator
  • South Haven, MI

Children's book illustrator focusing on crafts, animals and eco-friendly themes. My mission is to help kids unplug and great creative!

Hello, I’m Heather Powers. I work as an artist and designer in a sleepy town on Lake Michigan. It's the perfect place to make crafts, celebrate the holidays, unplug and get creative - which is my mission in my art and life!

I'm the author of three jewelry and bead books: Jewelry Designs from Nature, and Beautiful Elements published by Kalmbach Publishing. My upcoming title is the Beadmaking Lab with Quarry Books.

I studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Kendall College of Art & Design where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

I use a variety of mixed media to translate my quirky characters, love of arts & crafts and green themes into charming and colorful paintings and drawings.

I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and served as the Southwest Texas SCBWI adviser for several years before my move to Michigan. I’ve had the privilege of taking two master classes with Tomie dePaola during the SCBWI’s national conferences. In 2008 I was awarded the Tomie dePaola Portfolio Award.


Contact me at (269) 872-3389 or email at: humblearts@sbcglobal.net
Blog: http://blog.heatherpowersart.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hpillustration

Client List:
Quarry Books

Kalmbach Publishing

Perfection Learning

Yeowon Media

Story Friends Magazine

Iguana Magazine

San Antonio Water Systems H2O University

Wee Ones Online Magazine

San Antonio Vineyard

Southwest Texas SCBWI Newsletter & Logo Design

Awards:

2008 Tomie DePaola Portfolio Award

SCBWI Featured Artist at www.scbwi.org

SCBWI Winter Illustrator Contest Honorable Mention

SCBWI June Illustrator Contest Honorable Mention

Austin SCBWI Conference Illustrator Contest Winner

Honorable Mention for Smartwriters.com 2006 W.I.N. Competition

Specialties

childrenprintmakingholidaysgreeting cardspostersIllustrationchildren's booksfamilyeducationalanimalspicture booksearly reader

Skills

WatercolorPrintmakingillustrationphotoshop