Hi. Nice to meet you.
My name is Heather and this is my caricature story...
I discovered my love for drawing at age 7 in Mrs. Otterholt's class. I drew Joshua Giraffe, a character from my favorite Raffi song and felt a joy I hadn't known before. By the time I was 9 I knew that I would be drawing cartoons for a living when I grew up. I remember being disappointed in 4th grade when my teacher informed me that there would be no animators coming into the class to speak during career week.
I managed to take every art class possible from elementary through high school. I took some community college courses. I learned most of what I know from copying my favorite Warner Brother cartoons, watching Commander Mark and the Secret City (an amazing cartoon instruction series) and observing the local graffiti artists in my neighborhood.
In March of 2000 I got a job drawing caricatures for Kaman's Art Shoppes, Inc. at Sea World in San Diego. Drawing caricatures was an aspect of cartooning I had not explored very much and it was love at first sketch. I was very fortunate to be surrounded by phenomenal artists who helped guide me along. Before I knew it I was drawing at parties and huge corporate events.
While I love my hometown of San Diego, Oregon was calling me. I moved to Portland in October of 2007 and can now be found at the Portland Saturday Market every weekend for most of the season.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or just to say hi.
I hope to draw you soon!