Heather Heckel is an artist and designer living in New York. She earned her BFA in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design, and her MAT in Art Education from the School of Visual Arts. Her clients include Whole Foods Market, Kids Footlocker, Juice Pharma Worldwide, The Renwick Hotel and the Park Slope Reader. Her artwork has won international awards including the Pushing Boundaries Award at the International Scratchboard Exhibition in Australia, and several Merit awards in the 3x3 Magazine Professional Illustration Show. Her children's book that she wrote and illustrated, What Will Snarl Fig Be? / Nutsy and Her Tree, won the Moonbeam Children's Book Silver Medal for Best First Picture Book, and the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Overall Design. The past two summers she has been awarded four artist-in-residencies through the National Park Service. Her medium of choice is oil paint and colored pencils, with a fondness for representative art including portraits and landscapes. She is fiercely passionate about social and environmental justice, and is an advocate for human rights and animal rights.
Acrylic, Black & White, Cartoon, Collage, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Engraving, Figurative, Fine Art, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Oil, Painterly, Paper Sculpture, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Scratchboard, Silhouette, Stipple, Stylized, Texture, Watercolor, Pattern, Whimsical, Vector
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Product, Religious, Science, Scientific, Still Life, Technology, Textiles, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban