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.
Story Friends Magazine
San Antonio Water Systems H2O University
Wee Ones Online Magazine
San Antonio Vineyard
Southwest Texas SCBWI Newsletter & Logo Design
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