Heather Ivins is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist living in Stuart, Florida. With a focus on photorealistic pet portraits, watercolor paintings, and custom illustration work, her art celebrates the exquisiteness of the subject, be it a cherished pet, a colorful sunset, an overlooked everyday object, or even a moldy piece of fruit!
Heather’s artwork is varied in media, technique, and subject. From the thoughtful and meticulous process of colored pencil pet portraiture, to painting en plein air or in a wild mess of experimentation in her studio, Heather’s artwork is full of surprises, as her playful and inquisitive spirit keeps her seeking new outlets for creative expression. Her work is largely inspired by nature and reflects the beauty and wonder of life.
Heather, a native New Yorker who spent her adolescence on the Treasure Coast of Florida, is also a seasoned graphic designer who has been working in the field since 1993. After working in the sign-making business in Stuart for several years, Heather ventured back up north to further pursue her design career. She worked for Fast Company Magazine, Smash Advertising, and AOL before returning to Stuart in 2018. She currently runs a creative services studio with her husband, John Ciambriello, and is available for graphic design projects as well as custom pet portraits and illustrations.