Born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, then moving to Idaho, Heidi grew up recreating in the mountains and playing on the rivers. From skiing endless powder lines in the backcountry, to rafting, kayaking, and fishing on the wild rivers throughout the Frank Church Wilderness, and backpacking into alpine lakes, she has always been and will continue to be inspired by the true beauty and power of wild Idaho. Heidi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, always seeking more memorable adventures. She has found ways to continue her passion for being outside, through guiding fishing and rafting trips on the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers, to ski patrolling in the winters, and working as a Fisheries Technician both in Canada and in Idaho. Heidi has a great respect for the environment, and is constantly inspired by the fishes of Idaho, especially for Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, and Sockeye Salmon that make the 800+ mile journey from the Pacific Ocean, back to their spawning grounds in Idaho every year. Through her artwork, Heidi strives to inspire others to get out and explore what nature has to offer.
Yes, Heidi may use a pizza box as her palette, but hey, it's sturdy and she enjoys reusing materials! Heidi is a self-taught acrylic painter, and purely enjoys re-creating fishing and mountain adventures through her paintings for everyone to enjoy. She is passionate about adding color to life, bringing brightness to everyone that steps into a room with one of her colorful fish or mountainous landscapes. She happily offers original canvas paintings, wooden slab paintings, signed prints, limited edition prints, greeting cards, stickers, colorful coffee mugs, and hand-painted wine glasses! Heidi's original canvases are all unique, framed in by rustic, local barnwood, crafted with love by her father with Backwoods Art! Every piece of artwork created is made with love, hoping to inspire adventures and bring happiness to everyone! Thank you for your support and similar love for the outdoors!